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Posted On: 04/23/18 8:00 AM
Four star 6-foot-7 small forward Malik Hall earned new offers over the weekend after college staffs evaluated Hall in EYBL competition. The top 75 level prospect now has offers from over half of the Big Ten schools and continues to work his way towards more future opportunity competing with MoKan Elite.
Gopher assistants Tom Conroy and Rob Jeter each saw Hall play multiple times over the weekend and after Richard Pitino’s weekend viewing the Gophers offered Hall a scholarship Sunday night.
“I’m excited to continue to grow my relationship with the Minnesota coaches,” Malik told Prep Hoops after receiving his offer. “I’m not very familiar with the Gopher program right now but I am looking forward to growing in knowledge.”
Florida State also offered after the weekend. Wisconsin and Ohio State offered after the high school season. Kansas, Purdue, Butler, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Michigan State, Michigan, Missouri, Syracuse, and several others have also extended offers to the Sunrise Christian Academy talent.
So with all of these programs showing interest, what is Malik looking for in a school?
“I want to establish a connection with the school to see if I like the school, players, and community,” Malik said.
With so many options Malk will at some point have to narrow down his college options, but that likely won’t happen for awhile.
“I am still open to all schools and have been talking to a couple of schools, but don’t plan on cutting my list until after summer,” Malik said to Prep Hoops earlier in 2018. “I will narrow it down probably beginning of the school year next year or end of summer. Then take visits shortly after that. Then when I feel good I’ll commit.”
MoKan Elite went 3-1 over the weekend with Hall giving the talented team ten points and five rebounds a game. MoKan is rated as one of the top 25 17u programs in the country and they were a basket short of being undefeated (lost to Team Takeover in a one score game).
“I think the weekend in the EYBL went well,” Hall said. “I believe that we can do better this weekend in Indianapolis. Personally I have some things that I have to tighten up in the next couple of days.”
At Sunrise Christian Malik averaged 13.6 points, 5.4 boards, and 2 assists per game on one of the top teams in the country. Where did Malik take steps forward this winter?
“My mentality for sure,” Hall told Scott Burgess of Prep Hoops Illinois. “I always knew I had the tools to be a great player, but couldn’t reach my full potential until I had a change in mindset on the floor.”