Coach Gardner on King: "Troy is another depth guy of which this team is in desperate need. We need options and he is one of the guys that is helping us get there. We just need him to be the right guy - a great team player."
High School/Club: Was on the honor roll in his freshman year of high school ... played football, baseball, wrestled and ran indoor track ... Was first team All-Baltimore City three consecutive seasons in baseball ... Third team all-state as a senior ... As a wrestler, was third in county, second at regionals and sixth in state ... Baseball team three-year record 61-10 and finished second in region each year ... Two-time city champions ...Hit .500 with eight home runs for career ... Played for four club teams: Baltimore Blue Claws, Putty Hill Panthers, Black River and Northwood.
Personal: Born March 6, 1990 in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Maria and Troy King ... Has four brothers: Quentin, Marvin, Kristian and William King ... Major is Business Administration.
Out Of The Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Listen to music, mainly, Gucci Mane. Best sports moment: Hit two home runs in a game, one to leadoff, sophomore year of high school. Person who has most influenced me: My father because he constantly works eith me to succeed and be wealthy. When I graduate, I plan to: Go on to the next level of baseball or own my own hotel or restaurant. Best advice received/favorite saying: "Stay focused at the plate and in the field"/"Be a man amongst boys." Hobbies outside of sports: Chilling with friends. Favorite Movie: "Major League." Athletic goals for the season: Hit .300 and get bigger and stronger. Athletic goals before graduation: Excel at a high levels so I can move on to the next level. Anything else that is important to know about you: I hit two home runs for a Baltimore and surrounding area all-star team in a tournament in Niagara Falls and Canada.