2022 shooting guard Andrew King has committed to Rice basketball. He’s the first Owls’ commitment of the 2022 class.
With the dust settled somewhat from a busy spring and summer, Rice basketball has secured their first commitment from the 2022 class. Guard Andrew King has committed to the Owls. He picked Rice over offers from Grand Canyon, UC Davis and Northern Colorado.
The 6-foot-3, 160-pound guard from Phhoenix Prep should provide a boost to the Rice offense, which is going to look a lot younger in the coming years. King announced his decision this week via Twitter. He thanked those who helped him get to this point and declared his commitment to Rice.
— Andrew King🖤 (@__AndrewKing__) October 23, 2020
The addition of King turns the page to the next chapter for Rice basketball’s roster. The Owls might not be on the court yet, but they’ve been working hard behind the scenes. The roster was turned upside down during the offseason. Several newcomers were brought in to backfill for the departures of a few seniors and a handful of other transfers on the way out.
Josh Parrish, Drew Peterson, Trey Murphy, Ako Adams and Robert Martin are gone. In their place, Rice brought in Riley Abercrombie, Noah Hutchins, Travis Evee, Cavit Ege Havsa, Jake Lieppert and Tre Clark.
A junior, King has some time before he starts putting up shots at Tudor Fieldhouse. Still, it’s nice to see Rice continuing to build for the future. The recent influx makes it likely the 2022 class won’t be very large, but it’s off to a great start.