CMU Signs Malik Muhammad

July 14, 2020 | Written By: Keno Davis

 

Men's Basketball 6/17/2020 10:50:00 AM

CMU Signs Malik Muhammad

Power forward from California lends inside presence

 
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Central Michigan men's basketball program announced today that Malik Muhammad will be joining the Chippewas for the 2020-21 season.
Muhammad, a 6-9, 235 lb. power forward, comes to CMU from East Los Angeles College, where he helped lead the Huskies to a 29-1 record in 2019-20, earning First Team All-South Coast Conference - North honors.

"We are thrilled to have Malik Muhammad in our program here at CMU," said head coach Keno Davis, who is entering his ninth season leading the Chippewas. "Malik comes from one of the premier programs in the country at East LA College, which went 53-6 over the past two seasons. Malik also has the size and athleticism to give our frontcourt an immediate defensive presence with his shot blocking and rebounding ability."

Muhammad averaged 9.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 56.4% from the field and 70.7% from the line as a sophomore at ELAC. His season was highlighted by a 20-point, 14-rebound performance in a 93-74 victory over No. 5-ranked Southwestern College.

"We are extremely excited about Malik and his decision to attend Central Michigan," said East Los Angeles head coach, John Mosley, the 2019-20 South Coast Conference – North Coach of the Year. "Malik was not only an all-conference player for us but was a great teammate and student.

"Malik has a chance right away to be one of the best defenders in the Mid-American Conference. I look forward to following his progress at Central Michigan and beyond."

A native of San Pedro, Calif., Muhammad attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City. In his senior season, he went on dominant run, averaging 26 points and 18 rebounds in a three-game span.

"I am looking forward to watching Malik's career unfold at Central Michigan," said ELAC assistant coach Kenneth Hunter, a Detroit native. "He plays hard and tough, like Detroit PSL players, and brings a lot of passion and energy. I know he will be a crowd favorite especially the way he blocks shots and controls the paint."
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