A transfer student-athlete from Rice University who will sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules…comes to Florida State from Rice University where he played as a freshman for the Owls during the 2017-18 season…averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as Rice finished with an overall record of 7-24 and a 4-14 mark in Conference USA play…has three years of eligibility remaining beginning at the start of the 2019-20 season…on a short list of Division I transfers into Florida State…first Division I transfer into Florida State for Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff since Toney Douglas arrived from Auburn and began playing for the Seminoles in the 2006-07 season…a tough, physical player who loves playing defense…has strong rebounding, blocking out and shot blocking skills…very active athletically on both ends of the court…played as a member of the Illinois Ballers in AAU Basketball…there are currently four players from the Bosco Institute playing in the ACC – Osborne and Mfiondu Kabengele at Florida State, David Skara at Clemson and Luka Kraljevic at Boston College.
Averaged 9.0 points (fourth on the team), 6.5 rebounds (second), 0.8 blocked shots (first) and 0.6 steals (third), while shooting .414 from the field…ranked third amongst his Owl teammates with 280 points…ranked fifth on the team with 22 3-point shots made…started 27 of the Owls’ 31 games…was a starter each of Rice’s final 27 games of the season – including each of its 18 conference games…earned his first career start against Ole Miss (Nov. 22) as he scored four points and pulled down six rebounds in 25 minutes of play…his starting assignment against Ole Miss was the first of 27 consecutive starts for the freshman…finished his inaugural season ranked in the top ten on Rice’s freshman list for rebounds (fifth / 202), blocked shots (fifth / 24), free throws attempted (sixth / 115) and free throws made (seventh / 74)…ranked third on the team as a 12-time double figure scorer…20 or more points came twice in the final six games of the season with his career-high of 24 points coming against Marshall (Feb. 15) and 20 coming at Florida International (Feb. 24)…averaged 14.0 points with four double figure scoring games in his final six games of the season…two double-doubles (22 points and 13 rebounds against Marshall and 10 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP) in that season-ending stretch of six games…scored in double figures for the first time in his career against the University of Texas Rio Grande with 14 points against the Vaqueros (Dec. 2)…his 6.5 rebounds per game average ranked him second on the team and 14th in Conference USA…he ranked ninth in the league in offensive rebounds per game (2.3)…the Rice team leader in rebounds 11 times…double figure rebounds four times as a freshman – 11 at New Mexico (Dec. 19), 13 at Texas San Antonio (Dec. 28), 13 against Marshall (Feb. 15) and 10 at Texas El-Paso (March 1)…totaled 13 rebounds against Texas San Antonio (Dec. 28) in the first Conference USA game of his career…totaled eight or more rebounds in 13 different games…led the Owls in rebounding for the first of 11 times in the second game of his career with eight rebounds at Georgia State (Nov. 14)…pulled down a team-high nine rebounds against UNLV in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Main Event (Nov. 20)…finished third amongst his Rice teammates with three double-doubles…recorded first career double-double at New Mexico as he scored 12 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds…second career double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Marshall (Feb. 15)…totaled third career double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds in Rice’s 76-70 win over UTEP (March 1)…led the team with 24 blocks (0.8 bpg) and 14th in blocks per game (0.8).
Averaged 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting .510 from the field in his only season at the Bosco Institute in Indiana in 2017…led Bosco to the Mid-American Prep Championship in 2017 – the second consecutive season Bosco won the championship…named the MVP of the Mid-American Prep Championship in 2017…in the last three seasons, Don Bosco has produced more than 15 Division I players including current redshirt sophomore Mfiondu Kabengele and Osborne, who will play for the Seminoles beginning with the 2018-19 season…Kabengele and Osborne were not teammates at Bosco.
Graduated from Rich South High School in Illinois in 2016…averaged 10.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots as a member of the varsity team as a senior…led the Stars to an 18-8 record…earned All-Conference First Team and All-Area Honorable Mention honors in 2017…a team leader as Rich South advanced to the second round of the state high school championship tournament…played in 25 of the Rich South’s 26 games…scored in double figures in 13 of the 25 games he played in…season-high of 20 points came in a 58-44 win over Rich East…scored 19 points in the season opening win over Plainfield South and totaled 18 in a win over Southland College Prep…totaled four double-doubles as a senior…a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds against Joliet West, 20 points and 10 rebounds against Rich East, 17 points and 11 rebounds in a second game against Rich East and 18 points and 10 rebounds against Southland College Prep…named the Stars’ Player of the Game for his performance against Plainfield South.
Born April 9, 1998…Malik is the son of Tina and James Osborne…James played football at Iowa State and Tina ran track at Lewis College…earned 10 offers to play Division I basketball as a senior at Rich South…among the schools who extended offers were Rice, Seton Hall and Oregon State coming out of high school…among his choices when transferring from Rice to Florida State were Northwestern, Wisconsin, San Diego State, Kansas State, Seton Hall and Virginia Tech.