Schools continue to keep a close eye on four-star power forward Malik Price-Martin…
Three recruiting Price-Martin the hardest
Versatile forward Malik Price-Martin has been on the college recruiting radar for a while. He picked up his first offer as a freshman, and now the Miami (Fla.) Pace High School product says three schools are recruiting him the hardest. "I think I have played good," said Price-Martin of the spring. "On this team I can play on the wing which is what I have always wanted to do, and I think I am showing I can do that." One area where Price-Martin says he is much improved is as a small forward. Given that he is slight of build, Price-Martin has been working on his perimeter skills quite a bit. "I have gotten better since the end of the high school season for sure," Price-Martin explained. "My shooting as gotten better and I am able to get to the basket off the dribble as well." Overall he says that three schools have clearly stepped up their efforts in his recruitment. "UCF, Memphis, and Miami were definitely watching me the most," Price-Martin listed. The Memphis Tigers are making the move from Conference USA to the Big East, and they are hoping that Price-Martin is a part of that move. "I have been talking to Damon Stoudamire and Josh Pastner a lot," said Price-Martin. "They just say how I would fit into their program. I am trying to get down there for a visit." Also the hometown Miami Hurricanes are working hard. Under the guidance of Jim Larranaga, Miami is making Price-Martin a major priority. "I have been to Miami plenty of times, and they are always at my high school and AAU games," said Price-Martin. "I want to see how they will be next year, and I do really like the staff." Also there is UCF. In recent years Donnie Jones and his staff have really picked up the recruiting efforts at the school, and he is hoping that Price-Martin continues that trend. "They have been on me pretty hard," said Price-Martin of UCF. "They are watching my games and talking to me a lot. I am just hoping to get there to take a visit." Next on the agenda for Price-Martin is a tryout for the USA Basketball U-17 team. He doesn't have any visits scheduled after that, but he does have an idea of how he will choose one school over another. "Just the style of play and how I will fit in when I get there," Price-Martin explained. "Also location is important and of course education is a big deal as well."
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