ISU Commit Eli King focusing on giving Senior season his all

CALEDONIA, Wis. (WBKT)–Caledonia basketball had to go a whole season without Eli King after he tore his meniscus during the shortened 2020 football season.

After a full year off the floor, it’s officially the return of the King at Caledonia.

King, who has already signed to play for Iowa State basketball next year, comes into the winter as a top-5 player in the whole state of Minnesota.

During his sophomore year he scored over 16 points a game and shot 63 percent from the floor.

While he was on crutches he was still at every Caledonia game as a star-studded senior class still took the Warriors to the Class 2A championship game.

He’s got high expectations for his senior season, and even though he’s got an exciting future in college, his focus is exclusively on this year.

“As soon as it’s over I’ll start looking at that. Obviously I enjoy Iowa State and getting down there and that’s something I want to do even if I can get the chance while this season is going on, but I realized actually playing with these guys that I grew up playing with is the most important thing for now,” King said.

Some of those guys that he mentioned in Casey Schultz, Austin Klug, Andrew Kuneilus and Sam Privet just to name a few are going to be missed this year, and King knows that there are going to be some pretty big shoes to fill.

“It was tough to watch all that and I wish I was out there with them, but the way that they grew together and made the run that they did was impressive and fun to watch at the same time,” the Senior said.