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Malik Newman says he’ll narrow his list at the end of the summer


Malik Newman is right atop UK’s 2015 wish list. Newman played in the EYBL event in Minnesota this past weekend, and put in a pair of impressive games, with 27 and 17 points in each, showing why he’s the number one player in his class. Those that have followed Newman’s recruitment the past few years know that he’s notoriously tight lipped about it, choosing to put all of his energy into his game instead. The 6’3″ combo guard has offers from a dozen schools, and confirmed that he hosted UConn, Kansas, NC State, Mississippi State, and Kentucky on in-home visits this spring, and that he and Diamond Stone plan to go through with the package deal.

When should we expect some real news on his recruitment? Newman told Rivals’ Eric Bossi that he plans to narrow his list to five by the end of the summer.

Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy his highlights. Malik’s one-handed putback dunk was good enough for the #1 spot in BallisLife’s top plays of the EYBL event. (You can also see Stephen Zimmerman and our boy Taco Fall.)

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5 Comments for Malik Newman says he’ll narrow his list at the end of the summer

  1. Josh Kidd's Nutbag
    11:47 am May 27, 2014 Permalink

    What a weak dunk. I do that all the time. #fisherprice

  2. UK
    11:56 am May 27, 2014 Permalink

    If Thon Maker reclassifies, Cal goes hard after Maker and we lose out on Newman because we don’t want Stone. Similar to the Okafor-Jones deal of this past year.

    • Han
      1:48 pm May 27, 2014 Permalink

      Stone could play the 4 and Maker the 5, but we’ll probably be returning a couple of the group of Poythress, Lyles, WCS, Johnson, Lee, Towns, so it’d be hard to pull in two top big men.

      It may be Cal focuses on Diallo and Maker and gives up on Newman. I guess we’ll find out if/when Cal offers Stone.

  3. Hugo Stiglets
    12:12 pm May 27, 2014 Permalink

    Oh my god. You’re telling me there is a dud named Taco and he is 7’5″. Must be #1 recruiting priority

  4. Gary
    4:52 pm May 27, 2014 Permalink

    Its still 2 points right?