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Malik Newman is Leaving Miss. State


Malik Newman has requested a release and plans on transferring from Mississippi State.

Newman was the highest ranked point guard in the class of 2015, eighth overall in the 247 Composite Rankings.  Even though many believed he was heading to Kentucky, he opted to go farther south to Starkville where things didn’t go as planned.

He averaged 11.3 points a game as a freshman but wasn’t good enough to go pro, allegedly skipping classes which essentially forced him out of school.  Newman’s father told The Clarion-Ledger that he’s leaving MSU because of “trust issues” with coach Ben Howland, whatever that means.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Malik Newman is Leaving Miss. State

  1. Old Henry Man
    5:00 pm May 30, 2016 Permalink

    Sometimes Father does not know best. Give me Murray and day of the week. Briscoe was better than Newman. If Newman could only average 11 points at MSU, he was not good enough to come to UK

  2. BigBlueToo
    5:55 pm May 30, 2016 Permalink

    Be careful what you wish for……. M.N. is not the first and will not be the last. It works out in the end. Student athletes must attend class and they do. Cal gets the cream of the crop time after time after time. In Cal We Trust.

  3. Not Dan Issel
    7:11 pm May 30, 2016 Permalink

    Be careful is right, but don’t be surprised if he winds up in UK Blue.

  4. Megan
    7:39 pm May 30, 2016 Permalink

    Do we want him? Should we trust him?

  5. Shoulderstrap
    8:46 pm May 30, 2016 Permalink

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see him in WKU red.
    Stansbury, i’m sure is in the mix.

  6. KevinM
    9:10 am May 31, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t see Cal giving 2nd chances.

    Kid wants a quick path to the NBA, and not going to happen unless he is given free reign.

    I’ll be surprised if he sits out a year before becoming eligible.