The Indiana Hoosiers added to their 2022 recruiting class with the commitment of five-star Malik Reneau. The six-foot-eight, 210-pound power forward finished up an official visit to Bloomington, where he was joined by fellow Montverde teammate and 2022 Indiana signee Jalen Hood-Schifino. Upon the completion of his visit, Reneau announced his commitment to the Hoosiers via Twitter.
Reneau is currently ranked 28th in the country, according to 247’s Composite Rankings. He is considered as a top-five player in his position.
Reneau was primarily recruited by Indiana assistant coach Kenya Hunter with an obvious assist from Hood-Schifino in the final closing of his recruitment. Reneau had a number of schools that he was considering including Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee. He instead decided to end his re-recruitment quickly with a successful trip to Bloomington.
Indiana’s 2022 Class
Reneau joins Jalen Hood-Schifino, CJ Gunn, and Kaleb Banks as part of Indiana’s 2022 class. The Hoosiers currently have a top-five recruiting class in the nation, per 247Sports, after the addition of Reneau. Indiana also holds the top slot among Big Ten schools for 2022 recruiting.
Decommitment from Florida
Reneau originally committed to coach Mike White and Florida in September 2011. With the announcement of Mike White’s departure to Georgia, Reneau reopened up his recruitment. He decommitted in March 2022 and shortly committed to the Hoosiers just a month later.
Prior to his commitment to Florida, Reneau was considering Indiana among his finalists.
Malik Reneau Scouting Report
Reneau is an athletic left-handed power forward that understands how to navigate in and around the paint. He has great control of his body and his footwork allows him to shake off defenders in the post. Primarily, Reneau earns his points through post play; however he has a crafty ability to score even catching passes a few feet outside the box.
Reneau has been working on shots away from the basket. He has hooks, fadeaways, and other tools in his tool box to do that type of damage. From his tape, you can tell that he is comfortable playing through contact. Occasionally, he may lose track of a defender and get blocked from behind. With his size and wing span, he has been able to still score at the high school level.
His speed is really highlighted in fast breaks or transitions. For his size and position, Reneau is an above average ball handler and he has the vision to be an effective passer, whether on a fast break or within the confines of a set play.
He can shoot the mid range and he has even taken threes; however, that will certainly be an area where he can improve. It will be interesting to see how Mike Woodson uses Reneau’s skill set to stretch the floor as Reneau seems to generate gravity under the basket.
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