Malik Newman is looking for a new school and has made two visits with another on the way.
The former 5-star recruit averaged 11.3 points, 2.2 assists, and 2. 8 rebounds per game during his freshman year with the Bulldogs. He started 21 games, while shooting 39.1 percent from the field.
Newman worked out at May’s NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, but decided to return to school due to the likelihood of being selected as a second-round pick.
“I appreciate all of Malik’s hard work, and I wish him the very best moving forward,” Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said in a statement last month. “I want nothing but the best for Malik and his family.”
Newman was ranked as the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2015, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He will have to sit out a season once he transfers, per NCAA rules.