Malik Ondigo progressing, adding offers in 2017

IRVINE, Calif. - 2017 center Malik Ondigo has been attracting a crowd at the West Coast Elite Summer Classic, adding to his offers in the process.

Malik Ondigo has long been a kid with upside considering he is 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds with long arms and is a year young for the 2016 class.

Ondigo was always pretty raw, however, so his recruitment was slow to materialize. After reclassifying to 2017 - Ondigo will leave El Mirage (Ariz.) Dysart and attend prep school next season - he's shown enough improvement where coaches are feeling confident offering scholarships.

While his size and length gives him hope to eventually be a difference maker on defense, Ondigo's footwork and touch have gotten better and he's now much more of a threat to score with his back to the basket.

Schools which have offered include Cal Poly, Colorado, Kansas State, NAU, Nevada, Pacific, Purdue, Texas Tech, Texas-San Antonio, Utah State and UTEP, with more likely on the way.

"I feel things clicking for me," Ondigo said. "I got some work in and I'm being more aggressive on the court.

"I'm doing good with my post moves, hitting my right hook and doing things in my comfort zone and not out of it. I want to get better and improve my game every day."

Ondigo isn't paying attention to his recruitment right now - "I'm not really sure about anything with recruiting right now," he said - but has an idea what he wants in a school.

"My relationship with the coaches," he said. "I'm big on loyalty and family and want a place where coaches will give me that kind of environment with my teammates."

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