Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats extend scholarship offer to 2025 5-star power forward Alier Maluk

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Landers Nolley II during a game against the La Salle Explorers at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats guard Landers Nolley II during a game against the La Salle Explorers at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer. /
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Just hours after the direct contact period began earlier this week, the Bearcats extended an offer to 2025 5-star power forward Alier Maluk.

Maluk recently received interest from several notable schools including Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Villanova and more.

Prior to his junior campaign at Imani Christian Academy, Maluk is the 2nd highest ranked recruit from Pennsylvania according to 247 Sports.

The Pittsburgh product displayed his potential at the recent Pangos All-American Camp. Check out highlights from Maluk’s showing per Courtside Films!

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats extend scholarship offer to 2025 5-star power forward Alier Maluk

After spending six years as head coach at Johns Hopkins, Josh Loeffler accepted an assistant coaching position with the Bearcats this week.

Cleveland product and 2026 5-star small forward TJ Crumble received offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Ohio State and others this month.

Even though it’s still early in his recruiting process, Crumble recently gained traction and should be a top priority for the Bearcats moving forward.

Make sure to stay tuned for the most recent recruiting rumors as Wes Miller’s coaching staff continues to construct the upcoming classes.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats pick up commitment from 2024 4-star center Tyler McKinley

Cincinnati native and 2024 4-star center Tyler McKinley revealed his commitment to the Bearcats and will represent his hometown program!

Following an extensive recruitment, McKinley committed to Cincinnati over Alabama, Michigan State, Ohio State, Xavier and others.

Heading into his senior year at Link Academy, McKinley is the 10th highest ranked center in the country according to 247 Sports.

McKinley discussed his decision to commit to the Bearcats in a recent interview with On3’s National Recruiting Expert Joe Tipton.

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