Malik Pope
Malik  Pope


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Creek High

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 220




Men's Basketball's Rally Falls Short vs. Houston in NCAA First Round

M. Hoops falls short to Houston, 67-65


Men's Basketball-Houston Postgame Notes

M. Hoops-Houston postgame notes


Men's Basketball-Houston Postgame quotes

M. Hoops-Houston postgame quotes


Men’s Basketball Preps for NCAA First Round Game

M. Hoops preps for NCAA first round


Men's Basketball-Houston Pregame Quotes

M. Hoops-Houston pregame quotes

Bio entering 2017-18

As A Junior (2016-17 Season)
Played in 24 games, making 21 starts... Missed the first three games of the season (knee), but debuted vs. California (11-21-16)... Played the next eight games, but missed six straight (knee)... Returned vs. Utah State (1-14-17) and played the final 17 games... Finished the team’s third-highest scoring average (career-high 11.0) and second-best rebounding average (6.1)... Shot a career-high 70.3 percent from the free-throw line and nearly equaled his career bests in field-goal (.453) and three-point shooting (.392)... Reached double figures in scoring in nine of his last 11 games, and 13 times overall... Finished the season by scoring at least nine points in his final eight games (13.9)... Scored at least seven points in 20 of his 24 games played... Had three double-doubles, which resulted in three wins... Led the team in scoring seven times, rebounding a team-high 12 times and assists four times... Ranked 10th in the MW in rebounding (6.2) and ninth in blocked shots (0.9) in conference games only... Scored SDSU’s first six points vs. California (11-21-16) and finished with 14 to go with five rebounds vs. California (11-21-16)... Led the team with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots at Loyola-Chicago (12-3-16)... Led the team for the second straight game with three assists and had a team-high two steals at Grand Canyon (12-7-16)... Was 6-for-10 from the field for a team-best 16 points and team-high seven rebounds vs. Alabama State (12-12-16)... Matched his career high with three blocked shots while adding nine points vs. Southern Miss (12-22-16) at the Diamond Head Classic... Returned from a six-game absence (knee) vs. Utah State (1-14-17) and posted nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 23 minutes... Had seven points, four rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in 14 minutes before suffering a neck strain at Air Force (1-24-17)... Led the team with season-high numbers of 19 points and seven rebounds, while adding two assists in just 22 minutes vs. Colorado State (1-28-17)... Scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go with a career-high six free throws, while setting a season high for the second straight game with eight rebounds vs. Wyoming (1-31-17)... Also had a team- and season-high three assists, and a career-high four steals... Went for nine points, a game-high seven rebounds and team highs of three assists and two steals at Fresno State (2-4-17)... Produced his first double-double of the season with 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Nevada (2-12-17)... Made 7-of-9 shots to finish with a team-high 17 points, while recording a game-high nine rebounds vs. UNLV (2-19-17)... Recorded 11 points and team highs of six rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Fresno State (2-22-17)... Posted 10 points, seven rebounds and a team-high two blocked shots at Colorado State (2-25-17)... Led the team with 11 points and two blocked shots, while adding eight rebounds and a season-high three assists vs. Air Force (3-1-17)... Tied his career high with six made free throws and eight free-throw attempts at New Mexico (3-4-17)... Led the team with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds with two assists and two blocked shots at UNLV in the first round of the MW Championship (3-8-17)... Posted team highs with a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds in just 25 minutes vs. Boise State in the MW Championship quarterfinals (3-9-17)... Notched a team-best 18 points, five rebounds and three steals vs. Colorado State in the semifinals of the MW Championship (3-10-17).

As A Sophomore (2015-16 Season)
Earned Mountain West all-tournament team accolades... Was named to the preseason Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award Watch List... Played in all 38 games and made 16 starts... Averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.3 minutes... Shot 37.3 percent from behind the three-point arc, which was the second-best percentage on the team... In three MW Championship games, he averaged a team-best 14.0 points (47.2 FG pct., 61.5 3FG pct.) and grabbed 7.3 rebounds... Averaged 9.3 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds in four NIT outings... Reached double figures in scoring 12 times with SDSU going 11-1 in those games... Produced four double-doubles, including three in the final five games of the season... Led the team in scoring five times, rebounding seven times and assists twice... In the final 13 games of the season, averaged 11.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists, while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, including 50.0 percent from three-point distance... In the final nine outings, upped his scoring and rebounding to 12.3 and 7.3, respectively... Shot 46.0 percent from the floor over his final 23 games (75-163 FG)... Led the team with 14 points and added five rebounds vs. San Diego Christian (11-18-15)... Pulled down five rebounds vs. East Carolina (11-23-15)... Had a career-high two steals vs. No. 14/13 California (11-26-15)... Led the team with five rebounds vs. No. rv/22 West Virginia (11-27-15)... Grabbed eight rebounds to go with nine points at Long Beach State (12-1-15)... Knocked down a pair of three-pointers and finished with eight points vs. Biola (12-7-15)... Blocked two shots vs. No. 2/3 Kansas (12-22-15)... Had a team-high two assists vs. Wyoming (12-30-15)... Scored 14 points (2-2 3FG) and had two blocked shots at Colorado State (1-13-16)... Effective off the bench as he had nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots, the last of which denied Boise State a game-tying three-point attempt in the final seconds on the road (1-16-16)... Had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and a career-high three blocked shots vs. Colorado State (2-2-16)... Made the game-tying three-pointer with eight seconds left, had seven rebounds, two assists and a career-high two steals vs. New Mexico (2-6-16)... Knocked down a season-high three treys before finishing with 13 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists vs. Air Force (2-13-16)... Started at San José State (2-21-16) and produced 17 points on seven field goals, including a career-high-tying three treys, 11 rebounds and a career-high-matching three blocked shots... Scored a season-high 20 points on a career-best 6-of-7 shooting, including 2-for-2 from behind the three-point arc and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, and three rebounds, two assists and one steal in a career-best 37 minutes at New Mexico (3-1-16)... Reached double figures in scoring for the second straight game, posting 12 points to go with six rebounds, a career-high five assists and one blocked shot vs. UNLV (3-5-16)... Put up 15 points, seven rebounds and one assist vs. Utah State (3-10-16) in the MW quarterfinals... Led the team with his second career double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) vs. Fresno State (3-12-16) in the MW finals... Led the team with 15 points on the strength of a season-high three three-pointers, and added eight rebounds and two blocked shots vs. IPFW (3-15-16) in the first round of the NIT... Posted a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Washington (3-21-16) in the second round of the NIT... Had his second straight double-double, a career first, with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech (3-23-16) in the NIT quarterfinals... His double-digit scoring effort effort vs. Georgia Tech was a career-best fourth straight outing with at least 10 points.

As A Freshman (2014-15 Season)
Played in 31 games and averaged 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds... Also had 24 blocked shots, the second-most on the team, and 19 assists... Shot 45.5 percent from the field and a team-best 40.8 percent from three-point distance (mininum 30 attempts)... Numbers went up in conference play: 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, .494 FG, .438 3FG... Was eased into the rotation after suffering two leg injuries in high school... Played in five of the first 10 games and logged only 48 minutes (9.6 mpg)... Played the final 26 games of the season and averaged 15.8 minutes... Was tied for third for the team lead in three-pointers (20) in 2014-15 and fifth in points (159) despite averaging the eighth-most minutes on the squad (14.8)... Had four double-digit scoring efforts, three of which came away from Viejas Arena... Led the team in scoring twice, and in rebounding and assists three times apiece... Finished the season by making 18 of his final 37 attempts from behind the three-point arc (.486)... Averaged 7.2 points (129 points), 3.3 rebounds (59 rebounds) and 18.7 minutes (337 minutes) in his last 18 games... Became the first SDSU player in the last 19 seasons to produce at least seven points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, one steal and no turnovers in a game. He had the exact stat line vs. San Diego Christian (12-27-14). He was one of just two true freshmen in the nation to accomplish the feat (Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky)... Made his debut vs. Bakersfield (11-20-14) and finished with four points, two rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals in 14 minutes... Posted nine points, grabbed four rebounds and had two blocked shots at Air Force (1-20-15)... Exploded for a career- and team-high 22 points (9-11 FG, 4-4 3FG) and seven rebounds in a career-high 28 minutes at Colorado State (1-24-15)... The 22 points were the most by an Aztec freshman since Kawhi Leonard scored 26 against Wyoming on Feb. 10, 2010... Made three treys en route to 13 points and four rebounds vs. Utah State (1-31-15)... Scored 16 points and blocked a career-high two shots in 24 minutes off the bench at New Mexico (2-17-15)... Blocked a career-high three shots and added five points and two rebounds vs. Boise State (2-28-15)... Put up seven points, three rebounds and a career-high three blocked shots vs. Nevada (3-7-15)... Led the team with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting in 23 minutes vs. Wyoming (3-14-15) in the MW final... Scored six points and led the team with seven rebounds vs. St. John's (3-20-15) in the second round of the NCAA tournament... Made both of his three-pointers in the middle of the second half to get SDSU to within seven points in an eventual loss to No. 4/5 Duke (3-22-15) in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

High School
Garnered five stars from At his signing in November 2013, he was No. 17 on the Rivals 150... Rated the 51st-best player, the 12th-best small forward and sixth-best in California, according to's composite list... Ended his high school career at No. 55 on the ESPN 100... gave him four stars and a scout grade of 86, before tapping him as the fifth-best player in the state, ninth in the region and 14th at small forward... Suffered a broken leg during his junior campaign and reinjured it in September... Has subsequently not played since.

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