Dime to Get His Money's Worth on Official

Malik Dime is a 6-foot-10, 220-pound post player from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, and that school should be familiar to Washington Basketball fans. It’s where the Huskies found juniot college transfer Quevyn Winters for this fall. During their pursuit of Winters saw Dime as another intriguing prospect - intriguing enough to bring in on an official visit this weekend.

With official visits already to Iowa State, Rutgers, and Arkansas, Dime will spend this weekend in Seattle checking everything out. “I haven’t been to anywhere on the west coast before,” Dime told Dawgman.com this week. “I don’t know anyone in Seattle, except for my teammate from last year, Quevyn (Winters).” Dime added that he’s most interested in meeting all the players when he gets to Seattle.

Washington Assistant T.J. Otzelberger was the one that ran point on Winters’ recruitment to Montlake, and he was the one that took the lead when recruiting Dime. “Coach T.J. actually recruited me,” Dime said. “I actually talked to coach Romar when he came to visit me. They are all great people to talk to.”

Dime isn’t the first player from Senegal the Huskies have recruited. They convinced Aziz N’Diaye to come to Seattle, where he became a three-year starter. With quality big men always in short supply, the Huskies are definitely interested in what Dime can bring to their mix.

“Athletic, can really run the floor,” Dime said when asked for a self-scout. “I can block shots. What I need to work on is my shot and my ball-handing. I need to get stronger.”

And why is he interested in the Huskies? “The way they play, they’d be getting a lot of iso for the big men - it would really work well for me,” he said.

Dime was originally recruited out of New Hope Christian Academy in Columbus, Ohio after moving to the States from Dakar, Senegal. Clemson, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, and others, had offered Dime, but he needed to go to junior college to get qualified to play.

Dime said that he wasn’t close to committing on his other official visits, and isn’t sure if he’s going to take one last visit before sitting down to make his final decision.

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