Five-star Class of 2015 guard sets an announcement date

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Five-star guard Malik Newman will announce his college decision on Friday at 1 p.m. EST, he announced on Twitter. The Class of 2015 guard is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and will select from a group that includes Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, N.C. State and Ole Miss.

Many recruiting analysts believe that Kentucky and Mississippi State are the two teams out in front for Newman at the moment and new Bulldog head coach Ben Howland has done a great job closing ground on the local shooting guard after his recent hiring.

Regarded as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2015 class, according to Rivals, Newman is one of the best scorers in the class and can get hot in a hurry from the perimeter. Although he’s a natural scorer, Newman has worked a lot on becoming a ball handler in pick-and-roll scenarios and has greatly improved on his reads for others in the last year.