Malcom Ingram took time out to talk to his former AAU coach Marvin DeBose and answered some questions for us. He is certainly making the most of his opportunity to play college ball.
As a Junior
Named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II East All-Region 2nd Team…ECAC 2nd Team All-Star…Earned CACC All-Tournament Team honors, along with CACC
1st Team All-Conference…Named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Week for his 1,000th point breaking 20 point performance vs. Post (1/31/09)…Named CACC Honorable Mention for his performance during the week of 11/24/08, 12/8/08, 2/9/09
.. Also was the “Star of the Report” in the D2 East weekly report… Named to CACC Winter ‘All-Academic Team’… Averaged team second-bests of 15.6ppg/8.4 rpg for the season…Started in all 31 games…Added 43 assists and 23 steals for the year
1. How did you get into playing basketball growing up? Who were your role models?
Surprisingly enough I was originally a competitive swimmer growing up. During this time I always played basketball for fun with my friends growing up. My role models growing up were my brother Jordan Ingram (Archbishop John Carroll) and Troy Roundtree (Northeast High School).
2. What area of Philly did you grow-up in? Where did you play High School and college basketball?
I grew up in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. I began my high school at Central High School, before transferring after my junior year to the Solebury School where I graduated. At the moment I am currently a senior at Philadelphia University.
3. What NBA or College player do you look up to.
I look up to successful undersized power forwards such as Bernard King, Leon Powe, Jason Maxiel, Paul Milsap, and Brandon Bass
4. Explain why you choose to go to Philly U? What other school were recruiting you out of high school? Were there any D1 recruiting you?
I chose to go to PhillyU because I felt it was the best fit for me. PhillyU had/has a legendary coach (Herb Magee), great history (1970 championship), and great staff. I envisioned myself coming here and thriving. So it was more or less an easy decision. Rider, Boston U, and University of New Hampshire recruited me off and on during my junior year, but did not get really serious with me until halfway through my senior year.
No, I am not really surprised with how much success my team and I have had over the years. We pride ourselves on hard work. Hard work is basically what has allowed us to experience so much success during my time here.
6. Do you have a daily workout routine during the off season?
Yes, during the summer I generally wake up and run from 8-9, followed by lifting from 10-11:30. After this I eat and then go do basketball workouts from 12-2. Depending on how I’m feeling, I sometimes return again at 5 and do basketball workouts from 5-6:30.
7. What are your plans for the future
Going forward I plan to have a great senior season. Following graduation I plan to begin preparing for the LSAT’s and applying to law schools. At the moment I am applying for the Fulbright Scholarship to do research in Argentina for one year. I feel very confident about my proposal for this scholarship, so hopefully I win.
8.Who is the toughest player or players that you’ve played against in High School or on the AAU circuit?
The toughest players I feel that I played against in high school and on the AAU circuit are Tyreke Evans and Nasir Robinson. While at Solebury we played American Christian both my junior and senior years, and lost both games. I was matched up with Nasir, and it was pretty tough. He was really strong, quick, and athletic. Tyreke on the other hand basically did whatever he wanted, the whole game.
9. What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was “Campus CEO” by Randall Pinkett