George King’s college career ended nearly three months ago on a Thursday night in Las Vegas when Deandre Ayton and Arizona rolled Colorado 83-67 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. The fifth-year senior quietly departed the University of Colorado 18th on the school’s all-time scoring list, 14th in rebounds and fifth in three-pointers made.

Despite a productive four-year career, King’s future was uncertain. He was set to be one of the oldest prospects in the draft at 24 and didn’t put up the raw numbers at Colorado that usually result in a first- or second-round selection.

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. Hear him every day on the DNVR Nuggets Podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind