2014 forward Malik Hines Update

Murrah (Jackson, MS) High School 2014 forward Malik Hines is generating recruiting attention throughout the nation.

  • 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: Auburn, Connecticut (offer), DePaul, LSU, Mississippi State (offer), UNLV (offer), Oklahoma, Ole Miss (offer), Wichita State

    "I am receiving interest from UNLV, DePaul, Oklahoma, Auburn, Wichita State, and a lot of other SEC schools," said Hines.

    Several colleges have already extended offers.

    According to his AAU head coach, Omhar Carter of MBA Hoops, "(Malik) has been offered by UNLV, Connecticut, Mississippi State and Ole Miss."

    As of now, Hines doesn't have a timeframe on when he will make his college choice.

    Hines explained what college coaches see when he's on the court.

    "When people see me, they think they are going to see a tall, slim, lanky guy who is clumsy but after the game starts they don't see that," he said. "They see a monster who blocks shots, rebounds, put backs, and finishes around the rim."

    Hines is playing AAU basketball with Omhar Carter's MBA Hoops Elite team this summer.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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