Cincinnati St. Xavier attackman Ian King signed with Michigan in the 2013 class and wil join the Wolverines in the fall… but had one last high school game over the weekend.
King will become an important component of the Michigan attack for the 2014 season, serving as the dodger/feeder/point guard that the Wolverines need to take the offense to the next level. Saturday, he was more of a role player for the victorious South Team.
King scored a goal and recorded an assist for the South during the course of their 28-24 victory over the North. He also recorded an additional shot (saved by the keeper on a dodge from X) and a ground ball. South’s Matt Rambo, a teammate of King’s fellow Michigan signee Stefan Bergman at La Salle (Pa.) high (and the No. 1 recruit in the land according to Inside Lacrosse, bound for Maryland) was the game MVP with eight goals. The game could have used Bergman – or any upgrades to its defensive talent, based on the way things played out in a very offensively-oriented contest.
King is Michigan’s second-ever signee to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game, joining 2012 participant Brendan Gaughan, who will be a redshirt freshman with the Wolverines next year. King scored 72 goals and notched 35 assists for St. X, which fell to rival Moeller in a regional semifinal in the OHSLA tournament to complete a 14-5 season.
TopLaxRecruits.com contributed to this report.