Malik Story joins 2008 recruiting class

  • 06/21/2008 1:12 pm in

story2.jpgAccording to various reports early this afternoon, Indiana has received a verbal commitment from 6-5, 200 pound guard Malik Story from Cerritos, California.

Story originally committed to USC in 2005, but never signed a Letter of Intent with the Trojans.

Story decided to re-open his recruitment this spring and has decided that Bloomington is the place for him.

He joins Devan Dumes, Nick Williams, Tijan Jobe, Verdell Jones, Matt Roth and Tom Pritchard in Indiana’s 2008 recruiting class and is considered one of the better shooters in the country.

Here’s a look at Story, courtesy of Scout.com:



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  • Kelin Blab

    Jerry I agree, at this point we have I believe 15 post player fouls. ONE decent post presence inside to score. in Pritchard but he is a frosh. We need to recruit big guys only. Hopefully Jobe can give us some solid D and rebound in the post and taber can be taber 2.0 with a few more points.

  • HoosierSmitty

    What was he buying is what I want to know?…joking, sort of…but nice to see he's still supporting your hometown Kroger. Ha.

  • HoosierSmitty

    What was he buying is what I want to know?…joking, sort of…but nice to see he's still supporting your hometown Kroger. Ha.

  • HoosierSmitty

    What was he buying is what I want to know?…joking, sort of…but nice to see he's still supporting your hometown Kroger. Ha.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I don't think Jobe is going to do diddly squat for us this season, if ever. He was probably a ploy to get Negedu, and it didn't work out. Maybe he can give us a few minutes here and there, but I just seriously doubt it.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I don't think Jobe is going to do diddly squat for us this season, if ever. He was probably a ploy to get Negedu, and it didn't work out. Maybe he can give us a few minutes here and there, but I just seriously doubt it.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I don't think Jobe is going to do diddly squat for us this season, if ever. He was probably a ploy to get Negedu, and it didn't work out. Maybe he can give us a few minutes here and there, but I just seriously doubt it.

  • HoosierSmitty

    How do we not play four guards, at least for some portion of the game? I mean we only have Taber, Pritchard, and Jobe in the frontcourt. You're telling me that two of those guys are going to start and play nearly 40 minutes a game? A frontcourt of Taber and Pritchard with Jobe coming off the bench is pretty scary (and not in the good way). Hopefully we can snag one more solid big guy. He doesn't have to be great, but someone with athleticism and size.

  • HoosierSmitty

    How do we not play four guards, at least for some portion of the game? I mean we only have Taber, Pritchard, and Jobe in the frontcourt. You're telling me that two of those guys are going to start and play nearly 40 minutes a game? A frontcourt of Taber and Pritchard with Jobe coming off the bench is pretty scary (and not in the good way). Hopefully we can snag one more solid big guy. He doesn't have to be great, but someone with athleticism and size.

  • HoosierSmitty

    How do we not play four guards, at least for some portion of the game? I mean we only have Taber, Pritchard, and Jobe in the frontcourt. You're telling me that two of those guys are going to start and play nearly 40 minutes a game? A frontcourt of Taber and Pritchard with Jobe coming off the bench is pretty scary (and not in the good way). Hopefully we can snag one more solid big guy. He doesn't have to be great, but someone with athleticism and size.

  • Kelin Blab

    Smitty I disagree because, given crean's style of play, which is up and down the court, and we have a lot of slashers and scorers, maybe in the post we need a defender, big body, and rebounder………Jobe could be that……not to mention…he has not choice he is competing against taber. Now pritchard is tough, he will be a pleasant surprise i think

  • Kelin Blab

    Smitty I disagree because, given crean's style of play, which is up and down the court, and we have a lot of slashers and scorers, maybe in the post we need a defender, big body, and rebounder………Jobe could be that……not to mention…he has not choice he is competing against taber. Now pritchard is tough, he will be a pleasant surprise i think

  • Kelin Blab

    Smitty I disagree because, given crean's style of play, which is up and down the court, and we have a lot of slashers and scorers, maybe in the post we need a defender, big body, and rebounder………Jobe could be that……not to mention…he has not choice he is competing against taber. Now pritchard is tough, he will be a pleasant surprise i think

  • flahoosier

    can someone explain who is going to rebound on this team? Its not going to matter how well we play on D, its going to be offensive rebounds galore

  • cooper

    can someone explain who is going to rebound on this team? Its not going to matter how well we play on D, its going to be offensive rebounds galore

  • cooper

    can someone explain who is going to rebound on this team? Its not going to matter how well we play on D, its going to be offensive rebounds galore

  • Disco_Briscoe

    I agree with Smitty. Jobe is just a body and will be a very spotty player for us.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    I agree with Smitty. Jobe is just a body and will be a very spotty player for us.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    I agree with Smitty. Jobe is just a body and will be a very spotty player for us.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    You can rebound fine with a small team…you just need to work on the fundamentals and do it in the game. A lot of rebounding is getting on a body when the shot goes up and holding a solid box on them. Yeah we'll lose most of the long rebounds but if the 6'8''+ wants to go over our back, we'll take the foul.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    You can rebound fine with a small team…you just need to work on the fundamentals and do it in the game. A lot of rebounding is getting on a body when the shot goes up and holding a solid box on them. Yeah we'll lose most of the long rebounds but if the 6'8''+ wants to go over our back, we'll take the foul.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    You can rebound fine with a small team…you just need to work on the fundamentals and do it in the game. A lot of rebounding is getting on a body when the shot goes up and holding a solid box on them. Yeah we'll lose most of the long rebounds but if the 6'8''+ wants to go over our back, we'll take the foul.

  • HoosierSmitty

    For the sake of our team, I hope you're right and I'm wrong.

  • HoosierSmitty

    For the sake of our team, I hope you're right and I'm wrong.

  • HoosierSmitty

    For the sake of our team, I hope you're right and I'm wrong.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Not sure anyone is still checking this post…but just curious….

    What is left out there to recruit? Do we have any big men left on the radar? It looks like we've got 12 players next year, and four are walk ons. Correct me if I'm wrong on these guys, but here's what I see as our depth chart. 8 Freshmen, 1 Sophomore, 2 Juniors (who are JC guys), and 1 senior (former walk-on).

    PG
    Verdell Jones – Freshman
    Devan Dumes – Junior (JC transfer)
    Daniel Moore – Freshman (WO)
    Brett Finklemeier – Sophomore (WO)

    SG
    Matt Roth – Freshman
    Nick Williams – Freshman

    SF
    Malik Story – Freshman
    Broderick Lewis – Freshman (WO)
    Kory Barnett – Freshman (WO)

    PF
    Tom Pritchard – Freshman
    Kyle Taber – Senior

    C
    Tijan Jobe – Junior (JC transfer)

    I would start:

    PG – Jones
    SG – Roth
    SG – Williams
    SF – Story
    PF – Pritchard or Taber

    Good shooting out of Roth and Story. Penetration/Distribution/Slashing from Jones and Williams. Rebounding from Pritchard/Taber and the occasional basket.

    We could occasionally use Pritchard and Taber together, but that scares me….I say go small and stay that way unless you just can't succeed.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Not sure anyone is still checking this post…but just curious….

    What is left out there to recruit? Do we have any big men left on the radar? It looks like we've got 12 players next year, and four are walk ons. Correct me if I'm wrong on these guys, but here's what I see as our depth chart. 8 Freshmen, 1 Sophomore, 2 Juniors (who are JC guys), and 1 senior (former walk-on).

    PG
    Verdell Jones – Freshman
    Devan Dumes – Junior (JC transfer)
    Daniel Moore – Freshman (WO)
    Brett Finklemeier – Sophomore (WO)

    SG
    Matt Roth – Freshman
    Nick Williams – Freshman

    SF
    Malik Story – Freshman
    Broderick Lewis – Freshman (WO)
    Kory Barnett – Freshman (WO)

    PF
    Tom Pritchard – Freshman
    Kyle Taber – Senior

    C
    Tijan Jobe – Junior (JC transfer)

    I would start:

    PG – Jones
    SG – Roth
    SG – Williams
    SF – Story
    PF – Pritchard or Taber

    Good shooting out of Roth and Story. Penetration/Distribution/Slashing from Jones and Williams. Rebounding from Pritchard/Taber and the occasional basket.

    We could occasionally use Pritchard and Taber together, but that scares me….I say go small and stay that way unless you just can't succeed.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Not sure anyone is still checking this post…but just curious….

    What is left out there to recruit? Do we have any big men left on the radar? It looks like we've got 12 players next year, and four are walk ons. Correct me if I'm wrong on these guys, but here's what I see as our depth chart. 8 Freshmen, 1 Sophomore, 2 Juniors (who are JC guys), and 1 senior (former walk-on).

    PG
    Verdell Jones – Freshman
    Devan Dumes – Junior (JC transfer)
    Daniel Moore – Freshman (WO)
    Brett Finklemeier – Sophomore (WO)

    SG
    Matt Roth – Freshman
    Nick Williams – Freshman

    SF
    Malik Story – Freshman
    Broderick Lewis – Freshman (WO)
    Kory Barnett – Freshman (WO)

    PF
    Tom Pritchard – Freshman
    Kyle Taber – Senior

    C
    Tijan Jobe – Junior (JC transfer)

    I would start:

    PG – Jones
    SG – Roth
    SG – Williams
    SF – Story
    PF – Pritchard or Taber

    Good shooting out of Roth and Story. Penetration/Distribution/Slashing from Jones and Williams. Rebounding from Pritchard/Taber and the occasional basket.

    We could occasionally use Pritchard and Taber together, but that scares me….I say go small and stay that way unless you just can't succeed.

  • Kelin Blab

    Great post smitty, although looking at our FULL roster, I see 10-12 W's….I guess you really don't see Jobe doing much. I am very intrigued by VJ and hope my matt roth love lives up to my own hype……can't wait til the barnstorming games…….

  • Kelin Blab

    Great post smitty, although looking at our FULL roster, I see 10-12 W's….I guess you really don't see Jobe doing much. I am very intrigued by VJ and hope my matt roth love lives up to my own hype……can't wait til the barnstorming games…….

  • Kelin Blab

    Great post smitty, although looking at our FULL roster, I see 10-12 W's….I guess you really don't see Jobe doing much. I am very intrigued by VJ and hope my matt roth love lives up to my own hype……can't wait til the barnstorming games…….

  • HoosierSmitty

    Agreed. I want to see what these guys can do. Right now it's just conjecture until we can actually see this team play.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Agreed. I want to see what these guys can do. Right now it's just conjecture until we can actually see this team play.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Agreed. I want to see what these guys can do. Right now it's just conjecture until we can actually see this team play.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Agreed. I want to see what these guys can do. Right now it's just conjecture until we can actually see this team play.