The basis for basketball is the local competition run by Basketball Otago on Friday nights. In addition to this we have an extensive set of interschool fixtures which include games against Otago Boys', Waitaki Boys', Southland Boys' and Shirley Boys' High Schools. There is also the possibility of age group competitions, South Islands and National Championships.
Basketball at King's High has a proud and long tradition. Many of our ex pupils continue to play competitively whether that is for the Nuggets or in the local men's grade competitions. Our most famous son in the field of basketball is of course Glen Denham, an old boy who attended from 1977-1982 and played over 200 games for his country, including many games as Captain, spanning 11 years from 1988-1997.