Endless Motor 4star wing Malik Hall has become one of the premiere three level scorers in the 2019 class. Hit the jump for a rundown of Hall’s Summer visits and self-analysis on his AAU play.
Playing up a year in the 17u division on the EYBL circuit, Malik made a big splash averaging 10.7 points and nearly 6 rebounds per game in helping MOKAN elite earn a Peach Jam birth.
“I think I did pretty well for my first year with 17’s. I still have a lot to improve upon from this past Summer. We didn’t end the way I wanted it to, but it’s okay because we are going to win Peach Jam this year.”
A skilled prospect with the ability to be effective from multiple positions on the floor, Hall is the type of coveted player that coaches love in this era of position-less basketball.
“Versatility to me is my biggest strength, because you can put me at any position and I can get the job done. Whether you want me to spot up and shoot, play in ball screens, or switch onto guarding a point guard I can do it.”
That versatility paid dividends this Summer, as Malik ended July with offers in hand from the likes of SMU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Missouri, Kansas, Northwestern, Illinois, St.Louis, Texas A&M, Iowa, and Butler.
While Hall’s recruitment is already a high-major affair, things are trending toward a national level recruitment as programs from all over the country are keeping tabs.
“I’m also receiving interest from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Memphis, USC, Purdue, Colorado, Wake Forest and UCLA.”
Although his decision-making process is still in the very early stages, Malik took some visits over the Summer to a few programs within his region.
“My visits were good. I went to Mizzou first and it was a good visit. I got to see the team practice and I got to watch the football game with the team and spend some time with them and see what they were like. Then I went to KU for Late Night and that was pretty fun, wasn’t a super formal visit but I got to see the team and how they played. Last was Oklahoma, on that visit I got to watch practice, see the dorms and watch the football so it was pretty exciting.”
As the calendar turns closer to the High School season, Hall is looking to make his jumpshot a more reliable weapon that it already is.
“My consistency throughout my entire game and consistency with my jumper are the things I’m focusing on.”
Although the 2019 Endless Motor Top 200 has not been released, Malik appears to be a strong candidate to enter the top 100. His ability to score from multiple spots on the court, either off the dribble, the catch, or the post makes him one of the most potent offensive prospects in the country.
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