Malik Dime update

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Malik Dime skies towards the basket.
Malik Dime skies towards the basket.

Junior college forward Malik Dime, who plans to officially visit Arkansas, is just as impressive off the court as he is on.

Dime, 6-10, 220 pounds of Indian Hills Community College in Iowa plans to visit Fayetteville Sept. 19-21.

He moved to the United States from Senegal, a nation of about 13.1 million in western Africa, three years ago with his mother. He played soccer, volleyball, handball and tennis but didn't play basketball until arriving in the states.

Dime played at New Hope Christian Academy in Columbus, Ohio before going to junior college.

He's been communicating with Coach Mike Anderson, associate head coach Melvin Watkins and assistant Matt Zimmerman. He said the Hogs are recruiting him hard and he talked to the coaches almost everyday.

Dime wants to play in an uptempo program and that's a key reason for his interest in the Razorbacks.

He is fluent in seven languages, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Pulaar, Joola and Wolof, the official language of Senegal.

Dime also plans to officially visit USC August 29, Iowa State Sept. 5 and Washington Sept 27.

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