As the class of 2014 graduates across the country, there are still some programs looking to add talent late. Senior Kaelen Malone could end up being a good fit and nice addition for the right program.
Malone is from Texas but spent his senior season at Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Prep. During his senior season, Malone grew to 6-foot-1 and thanks to hard work in the weight room his strength and game started to blossom.
According to his father, Mitch, who has coached his son during the summer on the Texas Bluechips the size and strength have been really important.
"The most improvement has been because he has grown and his body has started to mature," Malone told Rivals.com. "His confidence level is up because of that and he has been much more aggressive attacking the basket because his athleticism has started to kick in."
So far, Malone has had contact with programs that range from the low to high major level. Schools that have been in to see him have taken note of how much he has grown and that he can run a team in a halfcourt set or he can push the tempo.
Like any kid, Malone is looking to test himself at the highest level but he's open to talk to programs at any level.
Malone's high school coach Jai Steadman agrees that the point guard can help somebody out. He has seen Malone's improvement first hand and described him as a gym rat and player dedicated to improving on the floor and in the weight room. Steadman doesn't see any reason why Malone couldn't help somebody out on the next level if given a chance to do so.
"Kaelan Malone is a high energy guard," said Steadman. "He's very good defensively, strong and is a high basketball IQ point guard. He can help a division one school next year."