#10 Malik Campbell
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6'3" 178 lbs Guard
HS: Turner Carroll Buffalo NY
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1997-98 Fr G 15 0 77 7 20 35.0% 4 7 57.1% 1 9 11.1% 8 13 10 3 9 0 6 3 5 19 1.3 0.5 0.9
1998-99 So G 16 0 161 19 55 34.6% 3 8 37.5% 6 19 31.6% 15 17 11 6 16 0 8 13 4 47 2.9 0.9 1.1
Career    
31
0
238
26
75
34.7%
7
15
46.7%
7
28
25.0%
23
30
21
9
25
0
14
17
9
66
2.1
0.7
1.0

Mailk Campbell played two seasons as a reserve guard for the Syracuse basketball team. He was a three year letterman in Syracuse football as a wide receiver. He was a talented athlete who was thought could excel at either sport in Division 1.

Malik Campbell Syracuse BasketballAt Turner Carroll High School, Campbell had earned all-state honors his senior year in football and in basketball. He originally went to the University of Maryland to play quarterback, but had to sit out his freshman season because he was academically ineligible due to an NCAA ruling that he did not have enough credits to graduate high school; so instead he went to back to high school to finish his degree. He was orginally going to go to Maryland to play football, but after sitting out a year, he instead chose to come to Syracuse to play basketball after being recruited heavily by Louis Orr. [1]

He asked Syracuse football coach Paul Pasqualoni if he could join the football team his sophomore year as a quarterback.. He would spend his whole season holding the clipboard because of the talented Donovan McNabb at that same position. When he came back for his junior season, he realized how rusty his skills had become and he switched to wide receiver.

Meanwhile he was frustrated with his playing time in basketball, and quit the team after his sophomore year.

Following graduation from Syracuse where he earned a degree in social work, Campbell started coaching AAU basketball. In the fall of 2005, he became an assistant basketball coach at Buffalo State.

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[1] Buffalo Record, Feb 18, 2014