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2025 F Alier Maluk Left West Virginia Visit Impressed with Facilities



2025 top-25 forward Alier Maluk unofficially visited West Virginia’s campus on Saturday and left impressed with the basketball facilities. WV Sports Now caught up with Maluk to talk about his experience at WVU.

“The design, the layout of the practice facility. It looks like the NBA,” he said.

The facilities were a unique takeaway that stood out from his other unofficial visit to Pitt earlier in the month.

West Virginia’s coaching staff gave Maluk a tour of the practice facility and the coliseum. Maluk, as well as Trentyn Flowers and Matthew Gilhool, watched practice and talked with coaches. The 6-foot-10 forward spoke with WVU head coach Bob Huggins and assistant Larry Harrison.

“I went to coach Huggins’ office. We talked for a little while. He talked about former players, players in the NBA. He likes my motor,” Maluk said.

Maluk has been in contact with assistant Larry Harrison. Maluk is learning what West Virginia basketball is all about through Harrison.

“[Coach Harrison] tells me that they play a lot of defense and that they like high-motor players,” Maluk said. “They get downhill, they get straight to it. He tells me all about their program, their assistant coaches and everything.”

Maluk (6-foot-10, 190 pounds) currently plays at Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh and has emerged as a future highly-ranked prospect. ESPN ranks Maluk as the No. 23 prospect in the country for the class of 2025.

“I want to work more on my handle. I can play a stretch forward type player, more versatile,” Maluk said.

Maluk is still very early in his recruiting process, but the rising sophomore is looking to schedule visits with other great basketball programs. Maluk holds offers from Auburn, LSU, NC State, Pitt, Seton Hall, Texas A&M, West Virginia and others.

“Nothing is really set in stone. I’m trying to head down to Cincinnati, see if I can visit there. I’m trying to get one up in Michigan,” Maluk said.

WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.

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