Dayton offers scholarship to four-star 2019 prospect from Georgia

Elias King is a former Xavier and Georgia commit

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Lincoln Academy’s Elias King, a four-star prospect in the 2019 class, his school school coach, Bryan Lippman, announced Saturday.

Dayton earned a commitment from Moulaye Sissoko, another Lincoln Academy senior, on Monday.

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King, a 6-7 small forward originally from Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga., ranks 120th in the 2019 class, according to He has offers from Georgia, Xavier, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and others.

King committed to Xavier — he was new coach Travis Steele’s first recruit — in May but changed his mind in August, writing on Twitter, “Due to family reasons I am decommiting from Xavier. I would like to thank Coach Steele and the university for recruiting me. I will give NO interviews by phone or social media.”

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Earlier in the recruiting process, King committed to Georgia in December 2017. He decommitted after Georgia fired Mark Fox and hired Tom Crean.

List of reported offers

» 2019 OFFERS: Andre Gordon Ismael CruzEmmanuel Tshimanga

» 2020 OFFERS: Zeb JacksonSymir TorrenceAndre Curbelo Posh Alexander | Max AmadasunLuke KasubkeKareem ReidHassan DiarraDesmond PolkZed Key

» 2021 OFFERS: Wesley CardetFranck KepnangJonathan Kuminga

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