Malik Newman completes transfer to Kansas

Former five-star recruit Malik Newman has chosen his new home.

On Friday morning, the former Mississippi State Bulldogs guard announced he would be committing to play for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks.

The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

“I’m glad they wanted me again,” Newman told ESPN. “I love the basketball culture at Kansas, the way Bill Self holds guys accountable and love the atmosphere.”

Newman chose Kansas over N.C. State, Oregon and Western Kentucky.

To satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Newman will have to remain on the sidelines for a season before taking the court for the 2017-18 college basketball season. Once he suits up for the Jayhawks, Newman will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Last season as a true freshman, Newman averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

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