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PURDUE MENS BASKETBALL RECRUITING:
King's father talks about Keady's home visit




Date: 11/20/1998
Author: Bob_Richards
Bob_Richards

    I spoke to Victor King, father of former Purdue prospect Bernard King last week a little about Keady's visit and his son's decision to attend Texas A&M. "It was very nice," said King about the visit of Keady and Thrash. "Bernard really liked it." But when it came down to decision time, distance was a main factor. "Purdue was just so far away and he wanted to be closer to home," said King. "It was important to him that we be close enough to come and see him play." Victor King added that the family was also impressed with Keady's presentation, which included game tape of all the current players King could expect to be playing with, and a book containing bios of former Keady players. "It was a tough decision for [Bernard], but he's still a fan of Purdue," King said. "He watches Purdue on TV all the time." According to the family, Bernard was offered a scholarship by Purdue, but it's unknown if the offer was contingent on the decisions of other prospects.


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