Madison, Wis. (WXOW) As the Badgers basketball season approaches, La Crosse native Kobe King knows he needs to take on an even bigger role this year.
After being sidelined his freshman season due to an injured knee, King returned last season playing in 34 games while making one start.
He averaged 4.2 points per game and shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
With the loss of Ethan Happ, King is looking forward to a more fast-paced offense that will suit him well.
“That’s how I have always kind of played where you play inside and outside where last year I feel like we were more dominant inside so I think it will be something kind of refreshing for me. Now a ten-point lead might not necessarily feel like a twenty point lead. We can get out in transition and knock down threes. We’ve got to have everyone that can shoot and everyone confident. So it does, it hurts losing an All-American obviously, but I think we’ll bounce back from it pretty well,” King said.
Wisconsin will host UW-La Crosse in an exhibition on November 1.