King takes shot at college ball


Dylan King posing for his Senior Pictures as he thinks about where his future will lead to.

As most seniors fret over where they are going to school and what they want to major in, Dylan King already had made that decision as a junior in high school — he became determined to play college basketball. 

“I was making plays more consistently and becoming more of a threat,” King stated. 

This is where the college search began.

King looked at LaRoche University, Penn State Fayette, Theil, and Washington and Jefferson before finally choosing Waynesburg University where he will major in Healthcare Management. 

“I visited a few schools before and everyone looked amazing, but when I walked around Waynesburg, I felt comfortable and at home right away,” King explained. 

Additionally, “The assistant coach saw me in the fall playing at Montour and contacted me, and the head coach came to our first game of the year.” 

King has been playing basketball for five years and has really enjoyed the sport. Many athletes want to continue on but many do not have the motivation.

“I worked so hard to make it to varsity, and once I reached that spot, I wanted to go further and make a run in the playoffs. Unfortunately, we didn’t get there and it made me want to push myself to an even higher standard,” King expressed. 

At 6’3”, King is more than an exceptional basketball player. His season averages were 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, 69% FG, with an occasional dunk. In the off-season and with gyms being closed, King currently is doing free weight workouts and shooting alone.

As the school year winds down and students begin to look forward to their college careers, King “would like to thank the coaches, teammates, family, and friends for pushing me where I am and where I am going.” 

Congratulations and good luck on your journey, Dylan!