Former Michigan University basketball star Jimmy King was recently arrested for failing to pay child support, according to reports.
According to the Associated Press, King, 38, was charged with one count of failure to pay child support and could face up to a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
Fox Sports reported that the arrest took place on King’s 38th birthday at New St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit; King is reported to have been organizing a youth basketball camp at the church, and authorities knew they could find him there because of camp flyers that were posted around the area. According to Fox Sports, State Attorney General spokesman John Sellek said King owes a total of $17,209 for one child over a four-year span.
According to various reports, King was contacted several times by authorities throughout the last six weeks, but he never responded. His bail was set at $3,500.
King is most famous for being a member of Michigan’s 1993-94 basketball team, joining Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Chris Webber as the “Fabulous Five,” a group of five freshman players who shook up the college basketball scene by guiding their team to the NCAA championship game.
King was drafted into the NBA in ’95, but only played two seasons before retiring. He currently owns and operates J King Solar Technologies, a company that designs and installs solar energy systems for commercial, residential and industrial properties.