King headed to Concordia over USC

Former Villanova and Duke forward Taylor King will not end up

attending USC this fall and is instead headed to NAIA school


King had told earlier this month that he would be

transferring to the Pac-10 school, where he’d have to sit out this

season and would have one year of eligibility left.

“It didn’t end up working out,” King told on


King originally chose to attend USC over Azusa Pacific and

Concordia, two NAIA schools in California where he’d be able to

play two seasons.

But King would have had to pay his own way this season at USC,

and that would have cost him roughly $50,000.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound native of Huntington Beach, Calif.,

averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 32 games last season for

Villanova, which reached the second round of the NCAA