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Newman hearing from the Wildcats
Jackson (Miss.) Callaway shooting guard Malik Newman continues to make a case for the top player in 2015. The five-star is taking the opportunity this summer to continue to improve his game. "Recently, the Lebron Camp went really good," Newman said. "They taught me a few new things and followed up on some things I learned at the point guard camp earlier this summer." A main focus point for the camp was working on pick-and-rolls between guards and big men. Newman was able to practice the skill and sharpen his abilities. "One of the biggest things that we worked on was different types of pick-and-rolls," he said. "That's a great skill to have. We also worked on reading the floor as a point guard, which ties into that." As the top shooting guard in the country for the 2015 class, Newman has been hearing from plenty of schools vying for his commitment. "My recruitment has been going really good," he said. "It's been crazy, but it is a good kind of crazy. Different coaches have been calling and telling me different things about their colleges. Each one is a little different from the next." Although there have been plenty of suitors for the shooting guard, none of the schools have stood out from the rest of the pack. "I have been getting calls from everyone just about equally," Newman said. "Each school usually calls me just about two or three times a week. It is pretty evenly spread with all the schools." The Arizona Wildcats have been in constant contact with the guard, but have had even more communication with Newman's father. "Arizona has definitely been in contact with me, but they talk to my dad a lot, too," he said. "It's a good thing. He always tells me exactly what they talk about. He'll tell me the pitches and all the details." The Arizona coaches have been pitching many things to the father-son combo. One of the key points has been getting the recruit on campus. "They talk to him about different things," Newman said. "They want me to come for a visit. They tell him about the school and the environment. It's nice to hear it all. "I will be taking a visit, but I'm not sure when that will be yet." During his recruitment, Newman will take various visits. He already knows what he will be looking for once he gets onto the campuses. "When I visit places, I am going to be looking at the whole school, the environment, and just everything all together. I want to look at how everyone gets along and where I would fit in. That is really what's most important." One thing that won't deter Newman from picking his school of choice is the style of play. He knows that he may have to change his game to fit the offense. "I have to adapt wherever I go," Newman said. "I may end up playing on a team that is suited to play a slow half court offense. I like to get up and run the court, but that's not how it always is. It really just depends on what is best for the team and I need to adapt."
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