"Malik is slightly over 5 foot 8 inches tall. He's a pass first, shoot second point guard. Malik is a leader on the court and he's excellent at distributing the ball. Despite his size, he's a tough and physical defender. When we need to shut down a team's top scorer, we count on him to do it."
Coach Oliva stated that Pitt, St. John's and Seton Hall have been evaluating Boothe. He mentioned that the Panthers are keeping a close eye on Malik's teammate Andrew Gabriel (6-foot-5 inches, 205 pounds). Gabriel is considered one of the better 2007 small forwards in New York City.
"I like Pittsburgh. They have done a good job this year," stated Boothe. "They were able to step it up and surprise a lot to teams in the Big East this year. I like them and I could see myself playing there."
"I'm still open but I want to go to a winning basketball program that will offer me playing time. I'm a pure leader on and off the court. I think I bring a lot to a team."
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