Houston King - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 23


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 175
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cabot, Ark.
  • No. 312 Incoming Freshman (Perfect Game, 2020)
  • 2020 Preseason Second-Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
  • 2020 Preseason High Honorable Mention (Perfect Game)
  • 2020 Preseason Second-Team All-Southeast Region (Perfect Game)
  • Prep Baseball Report Arkansas Dream Team
  • 2019 National Showcase (Perfect Game)

Prep Baseball Report ranked him as the No. 262 overall player and top 50 outfielder in the class, as well as the No. 5 player in Arkansas…Perfect Game evaluated him as the No. 360 player in the class of 2020, including the No. 65 outfielder…He was rated the No. 3 outfielder and No. 9 overall player in Arkansas…Participated in Perfect Game’s 2019 National Showcase and 2018 Junior National Showcase…Named to the Perfect Game 2019 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team after batting .429 with a 1.171 OPS and three steals…Batted over .435 in both his sophomore and junior seasons at Cabot HS.
Full name is Houston Barrett King…Born in Marion, Ark….Son of Alex and Missy…Father played baseball at Central Arkansas…Has an older sister, Abi…Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Sidekicks Club…Graduated with honors…Picked Kentucky because of the coaching staff and program’s commitment to development on and off the field…Gameday superstition: Drawing a cross in the batter’s box before each at-bat since he was 12 years old, as taught to him by Joe Caruso.

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