Taylor King is on the move again, and this time he’s going overseas.
The former Mater Dei High School basketball standout has decided to skip his final year of college eligibility and play professionally in Germany, according to his last college coach, Ken Ammann of Concordia University.
“He got some good offers and so he decided to go travel,” Ammann said. “It’s a good opportunity for him. I heard he got a deal in Germany and there were still more on the table.
“I think he had to make a decision before school started and he decided to pursue that.”
Ammann said he also believed that King would have had to earn some college units during the summer to remain academically eligible, but he didn’t take those required classes.
King’s travels have been widely reported and criticized. He made a verbal commitment to UCLA before he ever played a game in high school for Mater Dei. He never went to UCLA, instead accepting a scholarship to Duke.