Albert King (born December 17, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. King played at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and is regarded as one of the nation's greatest high school players of all time. He was rated the top prep player in the nation over Magic Johnson and Gene Banks during his senior year. A 6'6" guard-forward from the University of Maryland, King was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft. King played in nine NBA seasons for four different teams.