Malik Newman

  • Pos SG
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 175

Prospect Info

  • High School Callaway
  • City Jackson, MS
  • Exp 2016 - 2018

Kansas Jayhawks

  • Jersey #14
  • Class SO
  • Age 27

As a Prospect

  • Class 2015
  • Committed 4/24/2015
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H.S. Athletic Background

A 2015 McDonald’s All-American who transferred from Mississippi State and practiced with Kansas for the 2016-17 season, sitting out due to transfer rules … Will be a redshirt sophomore at KU in 2017-18 … Entered the 2016 NBA Draft without an agent and returned to school, transferring to Kansas … Has USA Basketball experience … Is the first KU player from the state of Mississippi.

• Sat out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

• Appeared in all 29 games with 21 starts.
• Fourth on the team with his 11.3 points per game.
• A preseason second-team All-SEC selection.
• The SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 23) following his 20-point performance against Northern Colorado.
• Scored a career-high 25 points against Ole Miss (Jan. 23).
• Drained seven 3-pointers against the Rebels, one shy of tying the MSU single-game school record.
• Scored in double-digits 16 times and had 20-plus points twice.
• His 329 points were the 10th most by an MSU freshman, along with his 61 made 3-pointers, which were second. His 11.3 scoring average was eighth-best all-time.

• McDonald’s All-American in 2014-15 while at Callaway High School under coach David Sanders.
• Tabbed the No. 2 overall recruit by, No. 8 by and and No. 10 by ESPN100.
• Led Callaway to four Class 5A state championships.
• A two-time Mr. Basketball in the state of Mississippi and was named to the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen team three times.
• Named to the American Family All-USA state team in Mississippi by USA Today.
• Also participated in the Nike Guard Skills Academy and the LeBron James Skills Academy.
• Finished high school career by totaling 3,108 points, 651 rebounds, 301 assists and 195 steals.
• Led the Chargers to an overall ledger of 114-16.
• As a senior, averaged 29.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists as his team finished ranked third nationally by USA Today with a 31-3 record.
• In 2015 title game against Ridgeland, totaled 27 points, six rebounds and six assists en route to earning MVP honors for the third time as his team won 66-43.
• In 2014 Class 5A title bout against Vicksburg, had 25 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocked shots in 49-33 win.
• In 2013 Class 5A championship, Callaway beat Provine 69-65, and Newman had 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.
• In 2012, the Chargers defeated Wayne County 55-44, and Newman recorded 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
• Callaway retired Newman’s jersey No. 14 in spring 2016.

• A member of the 2014 FIBA U17 gold medal team, where he collected MVP honors after averaging 14.9 points and 3.0 assists for the USA.
• Also won a gold medal at the 2013 FIBU U16 Championship where he earned MVP honors after averaging 16.2 points and collecting 16 steals in five games.

• Plans to study in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas for a career in broadcasting.

• Born Malik Tidderious Newman in Shreveport, Louisiana.
• Son of Horatio Webster and LaKeyshia Newman-Myles.
• Father, Horatio, played basketball for Mississippi State from 1997-98 and was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1998.

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