Recruiting Report: Malik Smith (2019)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 02/14/18 6:00 AM

Alton 2019 shooting guard Malik Smith continues to elevate his stock as a junior.  The 6’3” wing has a nice combination of strength and athleticism on the wing.  He is an outstanding rebounder from the guard position.  High points rebounds in traffic and has a quick second jump to covert offensive rebound put backs.  As a scorer he can slash to the rim with power driving through traffic and finishing through contact.  Solid three point shooter that is most effective off the catch.  He continues to work his way up the board in 2019 and could be a D2 recruit before it is all done.

How is the season going?

“It is going alright.  We have been losing some games, but we are getting back on track.  I think I am doing alright.  My scoring is there, but I can do more.”

Smith talked about what he feels he can bring to a team in college.

“I can bring unselfishness and score the basketball.  My defense is getting better and I can get rebounds.”

Nothing going on with recruiting right now, but expect that to change in the spring.  He runs with Jets-Ramey United on the circuit.  Definitely a prospect with his stock on the rise.