Scout.com today reports a very interesting piece of news that could help put the final pieces on the 2008 recruiting class. Malik Story, a former early commit to USC, is looking around again at schools and has Kentucky towards the top of his list. The 6’5″ guard dropped off the national radar a bit when he dropped out of Oak Hill just before his Senior year, but his talent is high and lots of schools are now chasing after him. According to Scout.com, Kentucky and Marquette are asking him to come take a visit and schools such as Arizona, Georgetown and Minnesota are inquiring. Story is a guy with a lot of talent, some questionable attitude issues and a sweet jumper….the perfect threesome for modern college basketball! But seriously, this could be a big late pickup for the Cats and we will have more as information becomes available.
Here is his ESPN evaluation….
Story has one of the most polished jump shots in the country. He doesn’t get great lift on his shot, but it has tremendous arc on it and it’s quite feathery in its landing. In the past he was strictly just a shooter – and more or less still is – however he is beginning to add more skill to his game, including a pull-up off of the drive. He is not an explosive leaper and not overly quick, but he’s extremely strong (physically mature player) and a solid rebounder. His post game is a work-in-progress as he now possesses a strong drop-step move. Defensively, he could become a liability because of his lack of lateral quickness, but his overall competitive nature should help him in that department. Overall, we don’t see him getting any bigger. This USC verbal needs to work on his mid-range game if he’s expecting to play at the Pac Ten level.