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Class of 2014 Sandburg forward Malek Harris continues to roll on the recruiting trail this spring and summer. After all the hard work he has put in to become a versatile forward that can play either the three or four at the next level his recruiting stock has went through the roof. College coaches love athletic, strong, and multi positional players that bring toughness and can create mismatches. That is what Harris has become.
Friday he picked up another Big 10 scholarship while on a visit to Purdue. Harris discussed the offer and visit.
“I got to go down and see the campus and also played with the team which was a lot of fun. At the end of the visit and seeing everything Coach Painter met with me and my mom and told me he was going to offer me a scholarship. He then explained to me how I would fit into what they have going at Purdue.”
The rising senior went into how Head Coach Matt Painter told him he would be utilized in their system.
“He and Coach Owens broke down Robbie Hummel’s film for me. A versatile guy that can impact the game in so many ways. Hummel was a guy like me that is 6’7” and feeds off of the motion offense and freedom to make plays that Coach Painter gives his team.”
What does he like about the Boilermakers program after seeing it in person?
“I really like the guys that are already there. I got to talk to most of them and spend time with the team. I learned that Purdue is all about getting better and most importantly winning.”