Kentucky recruit Malik Newman goes off for 40 in front of Calipari

Malik Newman - photo by Damen Jackson | AP
Malik Newman – photo by Damen Jackson | AP

At one point during ’s 40-point outburst here Thursday morning, he drained one of his four 3-pointers and coach  broke out laughing courtside.  Calipari reached over to SMU coach  and coach  and jokingly held them from falling over.

“It makes me feel good but I’m not sure if they’re here watching me or watching someone else, but I just try to show them that I can play and show them that I need a scholarship,” the 6-foot-3 Newman, the Rivals No. 1 player in the Class of 2015, said after making 12-of-28 shots and 12-of-16 foul shots in an 80-67 loss to Hoops.

Safe to say those coaches — and many more — were watching Newman put on a show.

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