Malik Newman

Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-3

Weight: 185

College: Kansas

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 2/21/1997

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 51

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round


Good shooter, especially from deep

Good scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Good rebounder for a player his size

Adequate defensive player

Very good athlete


Streaky shooter

Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots

Does not draw enough free throws

Needs to improve his passing ability

Does not collect enough steals or blocks

Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two


Malik Newman is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball.  He will need to improve his shot selection, playmaking, and defensive skills, but if he does so, perhaps Newman could end up playing his way into the first round of a future draft.


2018 ESPN Draft Profile

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Games Scouted:

11/14/17 Kansas vs. Kentucky

12/2/17 Kansas vs. Syracuse

1/23/18 Kansas vs. Oklahoma

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