The Mississippi high school team that features top University of Kentucky basketball recruit Malik Newman is allowed to participate in two out-of-state events this season.
Newman’s coach decided to play both of them in the Bluegrass State.
Callaway High School will be one of the featured teams in both the Marshall County Hoopfest in December and the McCracken County Festival of Hoops in January.
The final schedule for the Marshall County event was obtained Wednesday by the Herald-Leader, and it includes several of UK’s top recruiting targets.
Callaway will face Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) on Friday, Dec. 5 and Orangeville Prep (Canada) on Saturday, Dec. 6. Those two games will pit Newman against high-flying UK recruit Derrick Jones and 7-footer Thon Maker, who is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the class of 2016.
Top UK targets Cheick Diallo, Carlton Bragg will also play in the Hoop Fest, in addition to perennial national powers Oak Hill (Va.), Huntington Prep (W.Va.) La Lumiere (Ind.) and Arlington Country Day (Fla.).