Winona State University got a big transfer and it was no April Fools’ joke.
Former Caledonia High School standout Owen King announced he was transferring from South Dakota State to the WSU men’s basketball team.
The 6-foot-3 guard had entered the transfer portal a few weeks ago, unhappy with how his sophomore season went with the Jackrabbits under a new coach.
King went from playing 17 minutes a game as a freshman on a 24-9 team to just 6.7 minutes this past season for SDSU, which went 22-10.
In high school, King scored 2,437 points in leading the Warriors to the state tournament all four seasons, including two second-place finishes. A side note to that, he also went 41-0 as the Warriors quarterback, winning three consecutive state titles.
While King will play his final two seasons with the Warriors, who were 18-12 last season, he will be joined by Onalaska’s Carson Arenz, who announced Monday he was headed to Winona.