Abdul Malik Abu - F (2014)

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Abdul-Malik Abu (Photo credit: Kimball Union Academy)

Class

Position

Height

Weight

2014

PF

6'8"

225 lb

School

AAU

Meriden (NH) Kimball Union Academy

Expressions Elite

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#11 PF / #50 overall)
Scout: (#12 PF / #51 overall)
ESPN: 86 (#8 PF / #44 overall)
24/7: 94 (#14 PF / #62 overall)

Previous Rankings: 4 stars (#57 overall) by Rivals; 4 stars (#15 PF/#79 overall) > 3 stars (#15 PF) by Scout; 4 stars/83 (#10 PF/#53 overall) > 85 (#8/#46) by ESPN; 4 stars/92 (#17 PF/#71 overall > #16/#64) by 24/7

Honors Honors

None

Statistics Statistics

2013: 15.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 58% FG in 22.3 mpg | (Pan Africa) - Nike Global Challenge 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to North Carolina State

Abdul Malik Abu is one of the most well-spoken prospects you will come across in the 2014 class. Hailing from Boston, Abu has garnered tons of attention in the past year while attending prep school in New Hampshire. The Badgers made a visit out east to see him as early as last fall when he was a sophomore. Abu's game has grown by leaps and bounds since then and he already possesses a college-ready frame. He and AAU teammate Jared Terrell (whom UW has also scouted) have mentioned wanting to play together in college, but we know how rarely works out. With Wisconsin's official offer on the table now, the Badgers join Michigan State, Maryland, Temple, Connecticut, West Virginia, Iowa State, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Boston College and Providence in hot pursuit. Other suitors, including more from the Midwest, are sure to follow.

Even as he confirmed his hopes to play with Terrell, Abu had a big summer ahead of him entering his senior year, with Kentucky planning to watch him during July. Abu, a Muslim, fasted during the first evaluation period due to Ramadan, and still was able to match up well with the best of his peers. As his list of suitors started to gain an East Coast flavor, Wisconsin continued to follow him around the circuit until the Badgers failed to make his list of final ten schools -- the same day he received a new offer form Steve Alford and UCLA.

Press Clippings Recent Press

2013
07.19: Abdul Malik-Abu balances July’s live-period with his fasting for Ramadan (NBC Sports)
06.20: Update with 2014 PF Abdul-Malik Abu (NY2LA Sports)
06.11: Kentucky Will Follow Abdul-Malik Abu (Zags Blog)

2012
08.12: With added athleticism, Abdul-Malik Abu drawing high-major interest from across the country (NBC Sports)
08.06: Abdul Malik Abu: "The Monster" (Hoop Dreams Magazine)
07.29: Providence's Cooley Working Hard on 2014s Abu, Terrell (Zags Blog)
07.06: Abdul Malik-Abu Set for Breakout Summer (Future150)
07.01: Elite 75 Review - Part I (Expressions Elite Version) (NBE Basketball Report)
05.04: Jared Terrell and Abdul Malik-Abu Have No Lack of Expressions (Hoop Group)
04.30: Team Effort Brings Rivals Jam Fest Title (New England Recruiting Report)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Abdul Malik Abu @ NBPA Top 100 Camp - YouTube (06.17.13)
Highlights: Abdul Malik-Abu, Crew Ainge, Devon Thomas GET BUSY FOR KUA (2013 Season) - YouTube (03.09.13)
Highlights: Abdul Malik Abu early season mixtape - YouTube (01.16.13)
Highlights: ESPN '14 Top 50 Prospect Abdul Malik-Abu - YouTube (10.01.12)
Highlights: Jared Terrell and Abdul Malik-Abu Show Out at 2012 Elite 75 - YouTube (07.02.12)
Highlights: Abdul Malik-Abu Is So Bouncy! Next Thomas Robinson? - YouTube (06.27.12)
Highlights: Additional Highlights - Recruit Lists
Interview: Abdul Malik-Abu Talks Recruitment - YouTube (05.16.12)
Interview: Abdul-Malik Abu, F, Kimball Union Class of 2014 - YouTube (05.04.12)
Interview: Malik-Abu at Northeast Hoops Festival - YouTube (04.18.12)
Interview: 2014 Forward Abdul-Malik Abu Does Work In The Paint at Hoop Group Elite - YouTube (07.07.12)

More Info Additional Info

2012-13 Schedule

Twitter: @MalikAbu_

Last updated: 08/15/13 2:59 PM CDT

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