2014 Malik Hines Update

Murrah High School forward Malik Hines, one of the top players in Mississippi's class of 2014, is already receiving quite a bit of recruiting interest from colleges throughout the south.


  • Name: Malik Hines
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Murrah (Jackson, MS) High School
  • AAU Team: MBA Hoops Elite
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-9, 215
  • Colleges of Interest: Florida State, Lamar University, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Western Kentucky

  • Hines, who plays for Omhar Carter's AAU MBA Hoops program, talks about the schools that are currently showing interest in him.

    "Omhar has told me who is looking at me and some of them have even come to my school," he said. "I have La Tech, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Florida State, Lamar University, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, LSU. That's all that I know of."

    Just now going into his junior season of high school basketball, he really hasn't given recruiting much thought.

    "I really haven't thought about (recruiting)," said Hines. "I'm going to wait until the right time to decide. Right now, I'm just trying to play basketball."

    Although not sure which schools he's interested in, he does have an idea what he's looking for in a college and a college coach.

    "I'm looking for a school that has a major in Sports Medicine because that's what I want to do," said Hines. "I want to be around sports. And if I can't make it (in the NBA), I feel I will have something to fall back on sports-wise.

    "I'm looking for a coach who will let me be me, but at the same time, I know I have to go by what he says. I really want a coach who will keep me in my comfort zone."

    Hines talks about what his comfort zone is on the basketball court.

    "I am an athletic forward who likes to get offensive rebounds who gets the easy points and putbacks," he said. "I also have a three-point jump shot but I choose not to use it because I don't like to get out of my comfort zone. I like to bring intensity on the defensive end. I also like to hustle, rebound and block shots."

    Keep it on GenesPage.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of Malik Hines.


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