Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Malik Newman to Announce After NBA Deadline in April
Malik Newman could turn out to be this year’s Andrew Wiggins.
At least in terms of when he makes his college decision.
Newman won’t decide until after April 15, the NCAA deadline for college players to declare for the NBA, his father told Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com.
The NBA has its own deadline for college players to declare, which follows the NCAA deadline.
The 6-foot-4 Newman is considering Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State and N.C. State, among others.
Wiggins didn’t announce for Kansas until May 14 last year.
In other Newman news, he and his Calloway (MS) teammates will square off against Diamond Stone and Milwaukee (WI) Dominican on Feb. 14 on ESPNU.
Stone also won’t sign until the late period.
Newman and Stone have discussed a potential package deal.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.