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Malek Harris
10  Malek Harris
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Sandburg

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 200

Position:
Forward

Experience:
HS

High School: A three-year lettermen at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill. ... A Top 100 national recruit by most recruiting services... Rated as the No. 80 high school prospect in The Rivals 150 by Rivals.com and No. 94 by Scout.com and 247Sports.com... Also regarded as a Top 35 small/power forward prospect nationally, including 19th by Scout.com, No. 24 by 247Sports.com and No. 32 by ESPN... Consensus Top 10 high school prospect in the state of Illinois, including ranking No. 7 by both ChicagoHoops.com and 247Sports.com and ninth by ESPN... One of seven Illinois high school players ranked in The Rivals 150 by Rivals.com, which includes No. 1 Jahlil Okafor (Duke), No. 4 Cliff Alexander (Kansas) and No. 21 Tyler Ulis (Syracuse)... Did not play his senior season... Averaged 17.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior in 2012-13... Helped the Eagles win 10 of their last 17 games, including upset of Shepherd and Homewood-Flossmoor in the state tournament... Scored a team-high 17 points in a 71-68 victory over third-seed Homewood-Flossmoor to help team advance to the semifinals... Also registered a 24-point, 10-rebound performance vs. Rich Central (1/21/2013)... Also played for the Illinois Wolves of the Under Armour Association (UAA) circuit for head coach Mike Mullins... Notable alumni of the Illinois Wolves are current Indiana Pacer Evan Turner, former Southern Illinois standout Bryan Mullins and Illinois players' Sam Maniscalco and Demetri McCarney... Coached in high school by Todd Allen.

Personal: Malek Lamar Harris was born Dec. 10, 1995 in Blue Island, Ill. ... Parents are Victor Harris and Aleta White... Has two siblings, Nataya and Jamonte... Committed to Marquette in the Fall 2013 but re-opened his commitment after a coaching change... Chose K-State over multiple scholarship offers, including Florida, Gonzaga, Marquette and Virginia Tech... Major is undecided.