Five-star guard Malik Newman, who lists LSU among his six college choices with just two days to go before the spring signing period begins, likely will not take any officials visits before making his decision, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported Monday.
The paper reported that Newman’s father, former Mississippi State basketball star Horatio Webster, said there isn’t time to take visits to consider his landing spot — considering he’s been pretty busy.
He played in the McDonald’s All-American game on April 1, participated in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday night and this Friday will take part in the Jordan Brand Classic all-star contest.
In addition to LSU, Newman’s list includes Kentucky, Kansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and North Carolina State. He is being recruited heavily by Benny Simmons, the nation’s top prospect who signed with LSU in November, and Antonio Blakeney, who committed to Johnny Jones’ program in January.
Newman, who is rated as the nation’s top combo guard and No. 4 overall prospect on the ESPN 100 list, has made unofficial visits to LSU, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Mississippi State during his senior year at Callaway High School.
“Now that basketball season is over with, I don’t think he’ll take visits,” Webster told the Clarion-Ledger. “If he does, fine. If not, that’s fine too.”