Hono grad King adjusting to college game at Marquette

Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 10:56 PM CST
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It's the same name and number all Hononegah fans grew to love, but this is a different Jordan King.

The Marquette freshman is no longer the focal point and she says she likes it that way.

"It's a lot of team ball and that's what I really love about it," said King. "At any moment, we can have anybody step up and have a big game. It can be anybody on this team who's ready to step into that role so I think it's been a great experience just having a team full of amazing athletes who are able to take over at any time."

King is getting plenty of time to turn herself into an amazing college athlete as she's started every game for the Golden Eagles this season and averaged 10.6 points per game.

She says the biggest difference between leading Hono and leading Marquette is that she now has to play with more of a purpose.

"[My] decision-making has to be a lot quicker than it was in high school," King said. "I think also the physicality and the strength of the other girls [is better] just because you're playing older girls again and they're just stronger."

With time will come a better understanding of the game for King who has accomplished a lot in her basketball career like taking the Indians to state for the first time in school history.

But she says there is still plenty to learn.

"I think a lot of it is being able to stay composed and focused when things don't go my way or for the team's way," said King. "I think how you respond to it and how you handle adversity is something that has really been a part of my game that's starting to grow more."

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