In his one year at Mississippi State, guard Malik Newman averaged 11.3 points in 27.7 minutes per game. He tested the NBA Draft waters, but decided to return to college. He will not, however, play his sophomore season in Starkville. According to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Newman has been given his release and intends to transfer.
Malik Newman has asked for his release from Mississippi State and intends to transfer, sources told @CBSSports.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 30, 2016
Newman was a five-star recruit and an extremely significant get for head coach Ben Howland. The top 10 prospect chose the Bulldogs over basketball powers like Kansas and Kentucky.