Malcolm Grant, the 6-foot, 170-pound combo guard from Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn became the first commit out of the class of 2006 for Seton Hall. Malcolm is a combo guard with an excellent stroke from three-point range. He also has the typical New York City toughness to his game. He is also a top-notch defensive player.
Keeping local talent home is very important in college basketball especially when your school is within a stones throw of NYC. Grant is one of the top 6 players in the city this year and might best PG the city has to offer. While Grant is still learning the point he is rapidly improving. Grant's improved ball handling and passing were show cased this summer.
At the ABCD camp, Grant tried to impress his point guard skills upon college coaches, distributing the ball, breaking defenders down off the dribble and creating scoring opportunities for teammates, penetrating and dishing. With AAU team he spent a lot of time off the ball, and proved equally dangerous in that role, racking up numerous games with multiple threes. He showed that he could create his own shot, and shoot it off the dribble with range. He also shot it with efficiency.
Malcolm is also adept at shedding defenders with his handle, shifty with the rock and capable of getting into the lane when he needs to. Grant also plays with that City swagger and flash. These are some things we have missed since the departure of Andre Barrett.
For the record I am not comparing him to Dre, I am just pointing out that he has some of his qualities. If given the chance to develop I believe Malcolm will be a pretty good Big East player and help this team for the next few years. I think Malcolm is the best fit at PG that SHU has brought in since Andre Barrett. I believe Grant is a 3 star talent and on the top 200 tier.
SHU Commit Malcolm Grant
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