A physical run blocker who is versatile enough to play any position on the interior of the offensive line ... Solid prospect who is still maturing and adjusting to the college level ... One of a few recipients of the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award for outstanding performance in the LSU off-season program as well as the Most Improved Award during spring practice ... Heads into the fall as a primary option to backup Vadal Alexander at left guard.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.
Named to the 2012 1A All-State team by Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... A four-star recruit according to ESPN.com and a three-star according to Rivals, 247sports and Scout ... Listed as the No. 9 center prospect nationally by 247sports ... Rated as the No. 23 guard in the nation by ESPN ... Named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... Led Cedar Creek to a 9-3 record in his senior season ... Coached by Ben Haddox.
Full name is Karl Anthony Malone Jr. ... Goes by K.J ... Born May 8, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... Parents are Kay and Karl Malone Sr. ... Has three siblings – Kadye, Kylee, and Karlee ... Dad played in NBA for 18 seasons and is considered one of the best players to ever play the game ... Karl Sr. is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, was twice named MVP of the league, and was a 14-time NBA All-Star ... He capped his career with 36,928 points, which ranks second to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA history.