Malik Newman Commits to Mississippi State

Hate seeing him go to the SEC, but great that Kentucky didn’t land him.

Yeah, I personally think it’s great he didn’t pick a powerhouse. I think this will not affect Brown’s decision whatsoever. Newman going to UK might have been an extra incentive for Brown to consider them.

I don’t know how good Miss St. is (I assume not good) but agree that any Kentucky miss is a positive. Based on what I’ve seen, I think Newman will be an impact freshman who will contribute from day one, a la D’Angelo Russell. I bet UK goes hard after Murray at this point, and expect they’ll also pick up Mychal Mulder as a backup. (This pains me as a Canadian.) Don’t think it will affect Brown too much though.