The Cornerstone University Mens' Basketball Team recently landed its second high-profile recruit for the 2015 class with the signing of local star Malik Clincy. The high-flying wing from Northview High School joins Wayland's Dilon Aten, who signed with the Golden Eagles on August 9.
Clincy, who helped his Wildcats to an 18-6 record as a junior, averaged 11 PPG during the 2013-14 season. Playing on his future college court during the Cornerstone University Holiday Tournament, Clincy averaged 20 PPG while leading his team to the Silver Divison championship. He was awarded MVP honors for his efforts during the two day event. Clincy also averaged four rebounds and six assists/game during his junior campaign.
Clincy led Northview to a Class A District title in 2014. The 6-3 forward scored 16 points in the championship game versus Forest Hills Central. Clincy, who also plays some occasional point guard for the Wildcats, hit the game-winning shot with two seconds remaining on the clock against East Grand Rapids on February 11.
Coach Elders on Malik: "Malik is a tremendous athlete who can also play basketball at a very high level. He's a talented player right now, but his upside is off the charts. His best basketball is still ahead of him. We've been trying to recruit an athletic wing for the last couple of years but never found the player that we really thought would fit into our system. Malik runs the court so well and is an excellent finisher. He's a very skilled offensive player, but his greatest strength might be on the defensive end of the court. As a person, they don't come any better than Malik. He's a delightful young man and a joy to be around. He can light up a room with his personality."
Malik on why he chose Cornerstone: "I chose Cornerstone because of its outstanding educational program. The family atmosphere there is friendly and special. I really love the coaches and players."
In the picture with Malik are (L to R): Stepfather Todd Harris, sisters Takiyah and Amiya Sumrell and his mother Lashonda Harris.