5 Malik Monk

Position
Guard
Class
FR
Hometown (Last School)
Lepanto, Ark. (Bentonville)
Ht
6'3"
Wt
200
Current Team
Kentucky Wildcats

HIGH SCHOOL

Made the All-USA Boys Basketball Second Team … Tabbed to the Naismith All-America Second Team … McDonald’s All-American Game Morgan Wooten Player of the Year finalist … Also a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic game participant … Shared MVP honors with fellow UK signee De’Aaron Fox at the Jordan Brand Classic after posting 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals … Won the McDonald’s 3-point shooting contest and finished second in the dunk contest … The 2016 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year in addition to earning the state’s Mr. Basketball award … An all-state player … Considered the top shooting guard in the class and a consensus five-star prospect … Ranked No. 9 overall by Rivals and ESPN … 247Sports rated him as the No. 10 player overall and Scout tabbed him at No. 13 … Ranked No. 9 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Averaged 28.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior … Season highlights include a single-game school scoring record with 53 points … Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in September … Led Bentonville to the state championship game … Suited up for the Arkansas Wings on the AAU circuit.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 4, 1998, in Jonesboro, Arkansas … He is the son of Jackie Monk and Michael Scales … Has one brother, Marcus … Marcus was an NFL wide receiver of the Chicago Bears and played for the University of Arkansas … Marcus also played college basketball at Arkansas … A cousin, Rashad Madden played basketball for Arkansas, and his uncle, Chuck Monk, played running back for Arkansas State … Lists his mom and brother as the most influential people in his life … Chose his jersey number because “on the fifth day of the Creation, God made the animals” and he loves learning about animals … Activities he enjoys outside of basketball include fishing and riding on four wheelers … Chose Kentucky over Arkansas, Kansas and Oregon.