KAEO: Malik Hines

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KAEO: Malik Hines

Post by mlaconte459 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:39 pm

Per Matt Vautour 6'9 215 PF from Mississippi is most likely coming to UMASS. Partial-Non qualifier.. Offers from LSU, and high interest from Louisville, Ohio State, and Kentucky... Lets land this guy.. sounds like a top tier recruit
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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:52 pm

^Most likely coming? As in he's coming to visit? Or he's signing with us?
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Post by rayers » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:24 pm

I wonder how much Cal and his guys had to do with this. My guess is a great deal...

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Post by TruBluMaroon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:35 pm

At 6' 9" 215 he is one inch taller than Maxie and the same weight, I don't see much POWER Forward in that physical make-up

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Post by iwearglovesndhat » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:03 pm

Willing to bet academic non qualifier

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Post by mlaconte459 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:04 pm

Per Alex Kline on twitter he just committed to umass
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Post by xlgman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:08 pm

video from junior year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qewHI4qx3lE

Played three years in Mississipi - enough to be ranked as the second best prospect by MBAHoopselite

Then spent half of last season playing for a team in KY before transferring midyear to Life Center in NJ.
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Post by Jackson96 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:09 pm

Well always expect the unexpected I guess.

Don't know a thing about him, but that's a strong name and if he was getting high major attention there's probably something to him. Here's how I seem to end all my posts about incoming kids: Sounds promising.
"I wrote a column and it went national"

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Post by mlaconte459 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:18 pm

Can't remember last time snagged offers from such big time programs and had UK coaches visiting him, and visits to schools like Louisville and Cuse.. And pretty sure UCONN was one of the teams that offered :)
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Post by rayers » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Really good player on video. Pretty quick moving and getting off his feet for a bigger guy. Looks like a guy with really good athleticism and big upside.[/url]

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Post by xlgman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Kid got some serious looks from bigtime programs. This article about an unofficial visit to Louisville mentions offers from "UNLV, UCONN, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and most recently Ohio State"

http://www.thecardinalconnect.com/2013/ ... ouisville/

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Post by xlgman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:48 pm

Another highlight video. This is from his time in MS, not this past year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T7OrTa7P1I

He looks pretty athletic and coordinated. Not many highlights in the way of jumpers or post moves - mostly just dunks and blocked shots.

Might be a sleeper and a steal. Looks more like a Maxie than a Cady.

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Post by MikeEsq » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:52 pm

I'm glad we're getting him, but file this as Exhibit A as why I never pay attention to 95 percent of the message board recruiting stuff. We talk and talk about guys who we have no chance of getting, and then someone lands in our lap THIS YEAR that none of us had any idea about.

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Post by xlgman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:55 pm

Dan Malone repeating Alex Kline's reporting and adding some info:

http://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball ... mmitm.html

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Post by Carl Spackler » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:25 am

This is incredible news. Kid must have been a low major prospect, grows another couple inches, packs on some muscle and blows up into a KY, Louisville high major prospect in the course of 1 year. Apparently has some academic concerns and falls into our lap....gotta believe Cal/Robic/Antigua (even though he has no tie to UM) had some influence in steering him to UMass. Could be the high school steal of the DK era, counting Chaz as a transfer. Will be interesting to see the eligibility story play out....some shuffling would have to occur for him to play this season. Here's to hoping he's a good kid with a passion to get better.

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