John King was born and raised in the East End of Houston. Not only were his folks native Texans, but his Mom's family settled in the Houston-Humble area back before the Civil War. He graduated from Milby High School (2004 State 5A Basketball Champs); Rice University (2003 College World Series Champions) and the Law School at the University of Texas at Austin. "I started at Rice University because it was free and wound up loving that school with all my heart." He graduated from Rice on a Saturday, moved to Austin on Sunday, registered for law school on Monday and completed the 3-year curriculum and the bar exam in the next 2 years, graduating at the end of August and receiving his license on September 15. On the way, he was a Quiz Master, member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, was invited to write on Law Review, participated in the Hildebrand Moot Court Competition, and graduated with Honors and Order of the Coif. He's been in a hurry ever since.