Arizona's 2016 class of prospects looks to be a strong class in the state, as two prospects in the class have already popped with verbal commitments to division-I programs. One prospect in the class that continues to improve and climb up the ladder among the other prospects in the class is Dysart High School's 6-foot-10 junior post Malik Ondigo. While still developing a great deal, Ondigo has developed quickly and has emerged as one of the elite post prospects in the class.
After an excellent spring and summer (2014) for himself, Ondigo showed excellent improvement as a player and became a serious division-I college prospect. He has continued his development throughout the high school season, and has emerged as one of the top individual performers in the state this season.
While Dysart High School is not normerly known for producing college basketball prospects, Ondigo will change things for head coach Mark Schommer next year, when the talented post prospect signs a scholarship. This season, Ondigo has led his team to a 17-8 overall record on the season - winners of 3 of their last 4 games. Ondigo has kept his team in the hunt and made them very competitive, while averaging a team-high 15.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per/game.
As a result of Ondigo's strong development as a player, he has generated some serious college interest, as numerous schools are now taking notice of him. Ondigo currently has two offers on the table from UTEP and Cal Poly. He is also receiving strong interest from Stanford, Arizona State, Wyoming, Santa Clara, Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, Weber State and San Jose State. Many more scholarship offers should begin pouring in for the developing post prospect over the next year.
Post players often take a much longer time to develop as college prospects, and as a result, I always have to project where a student-athlete will land over time. A post talent such as Ondigo projects extremely well, since he has excellent length and is still growing. His length and athleticism are attractive and his work ethic is as well. Ondigo has the body and early skillset that suggests that he will only continue to develop a great deal - becoming a strong recruiting target in the future.
Ondigo showed excellent potential last spring and summer, while playing for his club program, the Arizona Magic Elite - helping lead his team to numerous strong finishes with inspired play and very good activity and aggression.
Ondigo is also the son of a former college player that played locally at Grand Canyon University, so he has the bloodlines to develop physically over time. He is also an excellent student and carries a 3.3 CUM GPA.
Ondigo has shown very good potential and promise this high school season, and he will look to lead Dysart tonight (2/11) against La Joya HS in the Division-II sectional playoffs. Look for Ondigo to continue to raise many eyebrows also this spring with his play, as college coaches catch a glimpse of his exciting potential.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Post players often take a much longer time to develop as college prospects, and as a result, I always have to project where a student-athlete will land over time. A post talent such as Ondigo projects extremely well, since he has excellent length and is still growing. His length and athleticism are attractive and his work ethic is as well. Ondigo has the body and early skillset that suggests that he will only continue to develop a great deal. His best attributes currently are his length which allow him to block or alter shots consistently, while also being able to actively rebound outside of his area of the floor. He has good anticipation and lateral quickness, and is also able to run the floor and finish in transition. Offensively, Ondigo has a solid jump hook and solid footwork, but is still developing. He will need to continue to develop his low post moves and also develop a consistent mid-range jump shot over time. As he gains a better feel for the game offensively, he will reach his maximum potential as a player. His best asset on the floor is his defensive ability and activity on the floor, which allows him to affect games. His affect on the game will only increase over time as well. A nice looking prospect all the way around with a very bright future ahead.