Former Mississippi State point guard Malik Newman is getting to see the country while he considers where to continue his college basketball career and his education.
According to multiple reports, Newman is set to visit Kansas in the coming week after previous visits to N.C. State, Western Kentucky, Miami and Oregon.
He flirted with turning pro this spring when he participated in the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, but ultimately withdrew his name and decided to return to the college ranks. He likely won’t try for the NBA again for another two years since he will have to sit out next season under NCAA rules.
Newman is a former five-star recruit widely considered the best point guard in the 2015 class, but he didn’t make the big impact on the Mississippi State program he and Bulldogs fans had hoped. He averaged 11.3 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game as a freshman and made 21 starts for his father’s alma mater. While he had his share of big games playing his first season of college basketball, he was also sidelined with a bad toe and a back injury at different times during his freshman season.