Florida forward taking his time

For a top 20 player, Malik Price-Martin is a bit of a forgotten man with schools and analysts. That's fine with him, though, because he's in no rush to make any kind of decision.
Over the weekend, the 6-foot-8 junior from Miami Gardens (Fla.) Pace played very well at the Superstar Showcase in Boca Raton and spent some time talking about his summer and recruiting.
"It was a good summer," Price-Martin told "It started out a little shaky because we had a mostly new team but as the summer went along it was pretty good."
A major highlight for the No. 20 player in the class of 2013 was participating in USA Basketball. A death in the family kept him from competing in the 16U qualifying tournament in Cancun, but he was able to travel abroad with the USA's 3-on-3 squad.
Most importantly, he learned what it is to play as more of a role player.
"With my high school team I'm the man," said Price-Martin. "With the USA team they have somebody who can score so you have to know what you do best and do it."
So far this fall, Price-Martin says that Louisville -- where he will visit for Midnight Madness because he wants to see the Yum! Center -- Miami, Florida State and Ohio State -- where his brother is a safety on the football team -- have all checked in.
According to Price-Martin, schools like his versatility and ability to play as a four man who can face the hoop.
"I run the floor, rebound and play defense," said Price-Martin. "I'm working on my ball handling and strength. I still need to put on weight, but I've gotten stronger."
As for making a decision, Price-Martin says that he isn't anywhere close to making a decision and that he's in no rush.
"I'm going to take my time and go through all of my visits," said Price-Martin. "It will probably be next year before the season.
"I'll probably talk to my coach and my parents. I'll be looking at education, playing time and location."