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Malik Newman

Position Guard
Height 6'3''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Jackson, Miss.
High School Callaway HS

Played one season for Kansas before declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft … Was Kansas’ ninth conference newcomer of the year and the first in the Big 12 era … A 2015 McDonald’s All-American who transferred from Mississippi State and practiced with Kansas for the 2016-17 season, sitting out due to transfer rules … Entered the 2016 NBA Draft without an agent and returned to school, transferring to Kansas … Was the first KU player from the state of Mississippi.

NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player [2018]
NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team [2018]
Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player [2018]
Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team [2018]
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year [2017-18]
Big 12 All-Newcomer Team [2017-18]
2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [Associated Press]
2x Big 12 co-Newcomer of the Week [2/26/18, 1/22/18]
SEC Freshman of the Week [12/23/15]

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)
Started 33 of 39 games played and was third on the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg … Led Kansas with an 83.5 free throw percentage … Ranked 13th in the Big 12 in scoring (14.2), sixth in free throw percentage (83.5), sixth in 3-point field goal percentage (41.5), seventh in 3-point field goals made (2.2) and 16th in minutes played (31.6) … His 85 3-pointers rank ninth on the KU single-season list … Led KU with a 21.6 ppg in the 2018 NCAA Tournament games, including a career-high 32 vs. Duke (3/25) … Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player where he averaged 24.0 ppg and 4.3 rpg in leading KU to the title … Named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team … Two-time co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2/26, 1/22) … Posted 10 20-point games, including two 30-point efforts (30 vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, 3/8, and 32 vs. Duke, 3/25) … Had one double-double (13 points, career-high 10 rebounds) at Kansas State (1/29).

ITALY 2017
Led Kansas with an 18.5 scoring average in its 4-0 summer tour of Italy in early August … Made a team-high nine 3-pointers in four games and averaged 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals … Shot 9-for-18 (50 percent) from 3-point range in the four games … Scored 32 points in the finale against Italy All-Stars on 13-of-17 shooting, including 6-of-8 from behind the 3-point arc … Had 25 of his 32 points at halftime in the finale.

Sat out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Appeared in all 29 games with 21 starts … Fourth on the team with his 11.3 points per game … A preseason second-team All-SEC selection … The SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 23) following his 20-point performance against Northern Colorado … Scored a career-high 25 points against Ole Miss (Jan. 23) … Drained seven 3-pointers against the Rebels, one shy of tying the MSU single-game school record … Scored in double-digits 16 times and had 20-plus points twice … His 329 points were the 10th most by an MSU freshman, along with his 61 made 3-pointers, which were second. His 11.3 scoring average was eighth-best all-time.

McDonald’s All-American in 2014-15 while at Callaway High School under coach David Sanders … Tabbed the No. 2 overall recruit by Scout.com, No. 8 by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com and No. 10 by ESPN100 … Led Callaway to four Class 5A state championships … A two-time Mr. Basketball in the state of Mississippi and was named to the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen team three times … Named to the American Family All-USA state team in Mississippi by USA Today … Also participated in the Nike Guard Skills Academy and the LeBron James Skills Academy … Finished high school career by totaling 3,108 points, 651 rebounds, 301 assists and 195 steals … Led the Chargers to an overall ledger of 114-16 … As a senior, averaged 29.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists as his team finished ranked third nationally by USA Today with a 31-3 record … In 2015 title game against Ridgeland, totaled 27 points, six rebounds and six assists en route to earning MVP honors for the third time as his team won 66-43 … In 2014 Class 5A title bout against Vicksburg, had 25 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocked shots in 49-33 win … In 2013 Class 5A championship, Callaway beat Provine 69-65, and Newman had 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and two steals … In 2012, the Chargers defeated Wayne County 55-44, and Newman recorded 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal … Callaway retired Newman’s jersey No. 14 in spring 2016.

A member of the 2014 FIBA U17 gold medal team, where he collected MVP honors after averaging 14.9 points and 3.0 assists for the USA … Also won a gold medal at the 2013 FIBU U16 Championship where he earned MVP honors after averaging 16.2 points and collecting 16 steals in five games.

Born Malik Tidderious Newman in Shreveport, Louisiana … Son of Horatio Webster and LaKeyshia Newman-Myles … Father, Horatio, played basketball for Mississippi State from 1997-98 and was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1998.