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Malik Boothe
Malik Boothe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Queens, N.Y.

High School:
Christ the King

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 184

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V

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  • On Boothe: A pass-first point guard, true floor general and natural leader ... lightning-quick and bulldog strong on both ends of the floor ... a suffocating, hard-nosed defender ... an adept passer and playmaker ... with 277 career assists in three years, he will enter St. John's all-time top 10 early in his senior season ... dedicated and courageous, has played through injury as a sophomore (thumb) and junior (groin) ... was a nominee for the 2009 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year as a sophomore, presented by The Hartford. Steve Lavin On Boothe: "Malik Boothe is the heart and soul of our team. He leads by example and is a fierce competitor. We expect Malik's 2010-11 senior season to be the most-productive of his career." As a Junior in 2009-10: St. John's primary floor general and ball-handler started and played in 32 contests ... played through a groin injury for much of the gut of the season, but missed only one game ... when healthy over the last 10 games, averaged 6.8 points on 53.1 percent field goal shooting (26-of-49) and a 57.1 percent mark from long range (4-of-7) while adding 4.7 assists, a 2.6:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per outing ... on the season, averaged 4.9 points to go along with 2.9 assists - 92 total, second on the team - in 25.3 minutes per game ... totaled 11 games with four assists or more on the year ... totaled 31 thefts to rank second on the team with a 1.0 steals per game average ... scored 10 points on 3-of-4 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws, and tallied seven assists in the NIT First Round at Memphis (Mar. 17) ... fired at a 4-of-4 clip from the floor to add eight points and notched a season-high nine assists in a BIG EAST Tournament win over Connecticut (Mar. 9) ... chipped in with nine points and six assists in 51 minutes in a triple-overtime thriller at DePaul (Mar. 5) ... dished eight assists at Syracuse (Mar. 2) ... went 3-of-3 from the field to total nine points against Pitt at Madison Square Garden (Feb. 27) ... registered 10 points and dealt four assists on the road against USF (Feb. 20) ... netted seven points and dished five assists in a Red Storm win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14) ... totaled eight points on a 3-of-4 field goal effort in St. John's win over Louisville at The Garden (Feb. 11) ... scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds against Cornell in the Holiday Festival title game (Dec. 21) ... finished with eight points and three assists against Hofstra (Dec. 20) ... pulled down five boards and scored nine points against Fordham (Dec. 13) ... scored seven points at Duke (Dec. 5) and added a pair of assists ... registered seven points, hitting 4-of-4 from the free throw line against Stony Brook (Dec. 2) ... tallied four points while adding four assists and three steals against Siena in the Philly Hoop Group Classic (Nov. 27) ... scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Brown (Nov. 20) ... hit a pair of free throws with 6.2 seconds left to seal the win against St. Bonaventure in Rochester, N.Y., and finished with four points (Nov. 17) ... dished a game-high seven assists in an 83-70 season-opening win vs. LIU (Nov. 13) ... averaged 9.0 ppg on 70.1 percent field goal shooting (14-of-20) during St. John's 4-0 trip to Canada over Labor Day Weekend, 2009. As a Sophomore in 2009-10: The Red Storm's starting point guard played in 25 of 34 games, and 10 of 18 conference matchups, missing nine contests during the start of BIG EAST play with a thumb injury suffered against Marist in the Holiday Festival (Dec. 20) ... averaged 33.8 minutes per game, one of four Red Storm players to average more than 30 minutes per outing ... also averaged 36.5 minutes across his 10 league appearances ... led the squad with 111 assists on the year, averaging 4.4 per game ... logged 19 games with four or more assists ... dealt six assists in the Red Storm's CBI game at Richmond (March 18) ... dished five assists vs. Georgetown (March 10) in BIG EAST Tournament debut ... tallied 10 points on 4-of-6 field goals and added four assists vs. Duke (Feb. 19) ... dished six assists and added eight points at Seton Hall (Feb. 5) ... recorded five points, four rebounds and three assists vs. USF (Feb. 1) ... reached double-figures for the third-straight game with 10 points vs. Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 14) ... also contributed four steals and four assists against the Wildcats ... tallied 11 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. NJIT (Dec. 8) ... scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and had five assists vs. St. Francis (Dec. 1) ... dished six assists and scored 11 points vs. EMU in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round (Nov. 24) ... posted double-figures for second-straight game with 10 points at Boston College (Nov. 18) ... set a career high with 14 points vs. Cornell (Nov. 17), while adding nine assists, in the NIT Season Tip-Off opening round ... scored six points and established a then-career high with six rebounds against LIU (Nov. 14). As a Freshman in 2007-08: Saw playing time in 30 contests, starting six ... averaged 2.5 assists per game in 19.0 minutes per outing, and increased both numbers to 3.0 assists and 21.3 minutes in league contests ... averaged 5.3 assists per game across the last three contests ... dealt seven assists in the season finale vs. West Virginia at The Garden (March 8) ... dished five assists in a win over Seton Hall at Carnesecca Arena (March 1) ... scored six points, including a 4-for-7 effort at the line, against Marquette at The Garden (Feb. 20) ... netted six points and dished out six assists in 37 minutes vs. Providence at home in Queens (Feb. 9) ... earned first career start and had two rebounds and two assists in a road win at Rutgers (Feb. 6) ... tallied 11 points with a career-high 10 assists in a victory at USF (Feb. 2) to record his first career double-double ... netted six points and made 2-of-3 free throws vs. Georgetown at MSG (Jan. 30) ... played 27 minutes and scored four points to go with three assists vs. Pitt (Jan. 23) ... scored four points and had three rebounds in just 10 minutes of action at West Virginia (Jan. 17) ... netted four points and grabbed three boards in 12 minutes against DePaul at home (Jan. 12) ... dished seven assists to go along with three steals in 16 minutes at UConn (Jan. 8) ... dealt two assists and connected on his first career 3-pointer against Niagara (Dec. 15) ... scored eight points and added six assists in the Red Storm win vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25) ... dished out first career assist and grabbed a rebound in 18 minutes against Sacred Heart (Nov. 20) ... played 21 minutes and scored seven points in collegiate debut against St. Francis (Nov. 14). At Christ the King High School: A first team All-Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) selection by the New York Post ... averaged 8.0 points per game and 4.2 assists as a senior at national top 25 powerhouse Christ the King High School in Queens ... led his squad to a 26-6 record and the CHSAA title as a senior ... named the Royals' Athlete of the Year as a senior ... team averaged 25.3 wins per season during his high school career ... longtime Christ the King coach Bob Oliva rated him as the third-best defensive guard he has ever mentored, behind former UNC standout Derrick Phelps and former USC football star Will Poole ... scored six points and dished six assists in the Jordan Brand All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden in April, 2007. Personal: Michael I. Malik Boothe ... born in New York City ... son of Yvonne Simmons ... has two brothers, Jason McFadden (27) and Anthony Boothe (17), and one sister, Shaquanan Brown (20) ... chose to attend St. John's because the campus is close to home and located in the city that he loves ... majoring in communication arts.

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