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Malik Newman says the package deal is 100 percent happening

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Malik Newman is in Minneapolis this holiday weekend with his Jackson Tigers and he took a second to answer a few questions from sNY.tv about his recruitment.

When asked about the likelihood he will attend college with Diamond Stone, Newman told Matt Gravett, “It’s 100 percent. Hopefully, everything works out, but right now everything is going good. That’s the plan – we don’t plan on changing.”

Newman said he and Stone talk at least once a week about playing together to keep it fresh in their minds.

The No. 1 overall player in the class and arguably the best scorer in high school basketball last season as a junior, Newman is Kentucky’s top target in 2015 and has been for some time. However, Coach Cal has yet to extend a scholarship offer to Diamond Stone, the other half of the package deal. Of the teams pursuing Newman the hardest, only UConn and Kansas have offered Stone.

That will likely change, though, very soon. Kentucky leads in Stone’s Crystal Ball predictions as interest picks up from both sides.

If they’re going to be a package deal, it’s a package that needs to be shipped to Lexington.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for Malik Newman says the package deal is 100 percent happening



  1. great
    10:17 am May 26, 2014 Permalink

    When is KSR going to show their poll on the “new RUPP” project? Did you not like the results?



  2. BunerTurner5
    10:30 am May 26, 2014 Permalink

    UConn? I hope they don’t end up there. I hate that program with a passion! Hate them worse than Duke,UNC and the ville. They are why UK is not at 10 National Championships. To lose to that team in the Final Four twice in four years really sucks.



  3. Bob
    11:19 am May 26, 2014 Permalink

    Uconn is an great program as is all BT5 named. Coach K i dislike for his lack of respect for sportsmanship and the sport . When the skys aren’t UK Blue any other color in the state of Ky suits me fine . In 53 years of following UK basketball these are great years to be UK fans. I haven’t seen very many coaches in them 53 years that work at this level like coach Cal. Always on the front lines in the hunt . Being at Kentucky is an great selling point for coach Cal to top players . Then you have coach Cal and his talent and love for the sport.