Drake transfer Joey King is officially a Gopher


November 22, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; California Golden Bears forward David Kravish (45) defends Drake Bulldogs forward Joey King (24) the first half of game 4 of the DirecTV Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Eagan, Minn. native Joey King signed a tender to play for the Golden Gophers on Tuesday after transferring from Drake University.

The Class of 2012 recruit was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team last year after averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest for the Drake Bulldogs.

King will seek a waiver from the NCAA to play right away for the Gophers.

Since Richard Pitino took the helm as head coach of Minnesota basketball, he has brought in four players, including King. Deandre Mathieu, Daquein McNeil and Mailk Smith are the three other players that will be new to playing in Williams Arena come November.

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