Malachi Palmer, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the top prospects apart of that loaded 2024 class.
The 6-foot-6 guard took the time to speak with me regarding his recruitment and more recently.
He currently holds offers from high major programs like New Mexico State, Nebraska, LSU, DePaul, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Georgetown, Creighton, Illinois, Kansas, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, and more with interest from schools like UCLA, Ohio State, Kentucky, Baylor, Gonzaga, Alabama, Villanova, and plenty others.
“My recruitment has been going great so far! I’m expecting it to really pick up in June when coaches can reach out directly, but most recently I’ve spoken with the coaches at Seton Hall, Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, and Villanova.” He tells me when asking which schools have been contacting him the most recently.
I asked Malachi which schools has he visited already and does he plan on taking any in the future?
“So far I’ve taken unofficial visits to Arizona state, Penn State, and Pitt. I plan on taking visits to Villanova, Seton Hall, LSU, Ohio state, Oregon, Duke, and North Carolina in the near future.” He replied.
Malachi spent his sophomore season at Hillcrest Prep (AZ), after transferring from out East. I asked him how did he feel during his first year out West in Arizona, although he was injured for most of the season.
“My first year at Hillcrest was good, but it was definitely a rollercoaster. I was having a great start to the year but I got injured my fourth game of the season, which made me miss the rest of the year.” He said.
“I feel like we have a great group of guys coming back along with some of the new guys who are coming in next year, which I can’t mention yet.” Palmer continued to say when talking about the team next season, who are currently ranked in the top-25 preseason national rankings.
Malachi plays alongside Jason Asemonta, another talented 2024 prospect, in both AAU and at Hillcrest Prep. I asked him how does it feel running alongside another talented prospect in his class.
“I love playing wit Jason. He’s a great teammate and we’re also good friends off the court. We push each other in practice too, so they’re always super competitive. It’s definitely a plus having another high level guy like that on my team!” He replied.