• School Ensworth
  • Height 6'6
  • Weight 191
  • AAU Team Eab tn
  • Hometown Murfreesboro, TN
  • Grad 2022


  • State Ranking NA
  • National Ranking 5
  • Overall Ranking 14

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM8sat
  • # 170
  • POS 3; 4
  • HS Coach Name Whitfield
  • AAU Coach Name Brown
  • AAU Team Name Eab tn
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Malik Dia, of Murfreesboro (TN) Ensworth, is a 6'6 191lb 2022 prospect from our Fall 2019 Atlanta camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Malik as having division 1 potential. Malik has elite level wingspan that makes the player a corner stone on the defensive end and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have great positional size when used properly remains very advantageous on both sides of the ball. The player does a pretty good job of distributing the basketball. With continued emphasis of seeing the whole floor at all times, that skill will become a valuable asset. In terms of ball handling, the prospect showed a great handle and is on the way to being a primary ball handler. The prospect's Basketball IQ definitely stood out at camp and proved to be really good. Through continued emphasis on making the right play through watching/learning the game, it can be a big advantage in recruiting. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Malik does an excellent job of shooting the basketball with rhythm and possesses high-level knowledge between good/bad shots. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be a very reliable asset for the prospect. The prospect shot lights out during camp, and was one of the best shot makers we had all Fall. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent was a capable finisher around the rim. With continued work finishing through traffic with either hand, through contact, and developing more finishing moves, the player will continue to be an improving threat around the basket. The talented player has very good athletic ability for size and age. ScoutsFocus would like to see continued development in speed/agility and vertical development. Jump rope drills are great full body conditioning drill we highly recommend if not ready for a rigorous weight-training program. The prospect is very strong for their age. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds. Combined with the player's excellent frame the player has the potential to have a definite physical advantage at the next level amongst their fellow incoming freshman. The talent showed a very good motor (highly coveted skill by college coaches) that remained mostly active on possessions and from what we saw, the player showed physical and mental toughness throughout camp. The player showed reliability on the defensive side of the ball and should continue to focus on individual and team defensive concepts emphasized at camp. Malik has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 3; 4. AAU Team: Eab tn.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Sept. 28-29
  • Event Location Atlanta