A closer look at Malik Newman

SEC's Top Target: No. 1 SG Malik Newman

He's a four-time 5A state champ. Yes, it's in Mississippi, but his FIBA U-17 accolades prove Malik Newman can dominate any stage. ESPN basketball experts Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman join Phil Murphy to handicap where Newman will commit.

The late signing period for the 2015 class is drawing near. In the coming weeks, we’re going to take a deeper dive into each of the uncommitted players in the top 25 of the ESPN 100.

Next up:

Malik Newman

6-foot-3, 175 pounds | Shooting guard

Jackson, Missisippi | Callaway High School

No. 4 overall (No. 1 SG)

Recruitment so far

Potential schools




Mississippi State

NC State

Ole Miss

While Newman has been among the top prospects in the 2015 class since his early days of high school, he has actually slow-played his recruitment for the most part. He has yet to take an official visit and has in fact postponed some scheduled trips in the past. Moreover, he has never officially announced his list -- with the aforementioned six schools establishing themselves as the ones definitely in the mix. Newman said recently he was ready to dive into the process soon, in terms of taking official visits and whittling down his list to a couple of schools. This could be one that doesn’t end for several weeks -- especially with a recent coaching change at one of the schools on his list.