Jul 172014

Arkansas sharpshooter Malik Monk has a scholarship offer from Kentucky, his brother confirmed to the Herald-Leader on Thursday.

Monk is one of the top-ranked players in the class of 2016 and is regarded as one of the best perimeter scorers in the country, regardless of class. Earlier this spring, he scored 59 points in a Nike EYBL game.

Marcus Monk, the player’s older brother, said that UK Coach John Calipari called recently with the scholarship offer. Arkansas, Kansas, Florida and Indiana are among the other schools that have already offered.

Monk — a 6-foot-4 shooting guard — is considered the No. 5 overall prospect in the class of 2016 by Scout.com. He joins point guard Derryck Thornton and shooting guard Tyus Battle as the third guard from that class to receive a UK offer.

Monk plays for the same AAU program that produced Archie Goodwin and told the Herald-Leader last month that he has known the former Wildcat and fellow Arkansan since the seventh grade.


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