No prospect in Arizona's talented 2016 class has made the strides and has developed as much as Dysart High School’s 6-foot-10 junior post Malik Ondigo. Once projected as a complete project while heading into his sophomore season, Ondigo has worked very hard to raise his level of play - now developing into one of the top overall prospects in the class, after a strong spring and summer performance on the club circuit.
As a result of his progression as a player, Ondigo has began to receive very strong recruiting interest from numerous college programs. Recently, Ondigo received his first division-I scholarship offer, as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a member of the Big West Conference, extend a scholarship offer to him. Currently Ondigo is also receiving strong interest from Southern Utah, Weber State, San Jose State, Stanford and Arizona State, so many more scholarship offers should begin pouring in for the developing post prospect over the next year.
Ondigo showed excellent potential this past spring and summer while playing for his club program, the Arizona Magic Elite 16U team - helping lead his team to numerous strong finishes with inspired play and very good activity and aggression. I also look for Ondigo to continue to raise many eyebrows this high school season as college coaches catch a glimpse of his exciting potential this fall during the evaluation period.
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. Look for Ondigo to really develop as a prospect over the next 6 - 12 months.
He is also an excellent student and carries a 3.3 CUM GPA.
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 good post footwork, and is able to make shots from the perimeter out to 15 feet. As he gains more physical strength and 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, which allows him to affect games. His affect on the game will only increase over time as well. A very good looking post prospect that is just realizing some of his potential as a player.