Rumors are surfacing that 6’2″ or 6’3″ Malik Muller, a 19 year old guard from Braunschweig, Lower Saxony in Germany has committed to the Hokies. If true (and these rumors have not been confirmed), he would fill the fifth and final scholarship available in the VT 2013 recruiting class.
- Here’s a LINK TO HIS PLAYER PROFILE.
It is believed he would play point guard, filling a big need for the Hokies in this recruiting class. They’ve already addressed their needs inside with two big men, included Trevor Thompson who tweeted this morning that he is 7-foot now and 215 lbs. Although I’ve seen Muller on some sites listed as a combo guard
Muller played in the under-18 European Championships in 2012, averaging 8.3 ppg, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 9 games for Germany. He shot 34% from the field and 30% on 3s (9/30 – I’d assume this is the international distance which is similar to the college line and deeper than the high school 3-point line).
- Here’s a LINK TO THE BOXSCORES from that tournament.
Muller was the MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic International Game back in 2010 –
- Here’s a LINK TO THAT STORY.
Another description from 9 months ago I found calls him extremely physical for a guard (which we need on defense) – LINK
And here’s his highlight video from 12/4/12 (he’s the tiny person in white… just kidding, he’s #12 in white). Warning – the camera guy is a mile away and it has a lot of extra footage, but it looks like he has a nice stroke.
With Erick Green graduating, Marquis Rankin and Adam Smith were projected to be our point guards, but Smith is a good shooter and can work off the ball.
We’ll let you know once the story becomes official.
- 2013 RECRUITING CLASS LINK (not including Muller yet)