Elias King signs with MTSU after leaving Mississippi State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee has added guard Elias King, who spent his freshman season at Mississippi State.

The Blue Raiders announced that King signed on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-8, 205-pound King is from Atlanta. He was a four-star prospect who ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Georgia and No. 34 in the southeast by ESPN.com, but he made little impact with the Bulldogs.

He played in six games at Mississippi State and averaged 1.7 points per game. King’s last game was Jan. 18, when he hit a 3-pointer against Georgia.

Coach Nick McDevitt says King is “a real weapon.”