Five-star guard Malik Newman sets announcement date

One of the top players and best scorers in the 2015 college basketball recruiting class, Malik Newman, has set a date for his announcement. Newman, a standout at  Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi, will make his announcement on Friday at 12 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET).

Newman made the announcement on social media Tuesday.

Friday at 12 tune in to see where I’ll be attending school next year!

— malik newman (@iammaliknewman) April 21, 2015

Malik Newman, rated the No. 3 overall player in the 2015 class per Rivals.com, received offers from a number of the top programs around the nation, including Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, N.C. State and Ole Miss.

Currently, it is being speculated that Kentucky and Mississippi State are the favorites to land the five-star shooting guard.

With his current skillset and potential, the sky is the limit for Newman at the collegiate level and he will be able to make an impact from day one regardless of where he lands.

Where will Malik Newman land? We will all just have to stay tuned.

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