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Purdue Basketball Recruiting: Malik Ondigo to Texas Tech

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Seems as if we are missing out on the center.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Purdue vs Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Well, yesterday morning Malik announced he was going to make his decision that day.

He is headed to Texas Tech.

Malik was rated a 3* by most recruiting sites and had great athleticism and defensive skills. What he lacked was the ability to be super effective on offense. He has a pretty high ceiling and should do well at Texas Tech.

I really do think he wanted to be at Purdue. But, was playing the waiting game with us. Will Biggie go pro or not? If he gave us a verbal, then Biggie decided to come back he would be out and looking for an opportunity in almost June, which is just too late. I don’t blame him for going elsewhere.

If Biggie does stay in the draft, I am starting to think his scholarship will either go to a 5th year guy (Trevor Thompson Please) or Coach Painter will just save it for the 2018 class that is absolutely loaded.

Best of luck, Malik!