Malik Monk Archive

Five-star guard Malik Monk talks USA Basketball, Indiana

  • Alex Bozich 10/15/2013 3:05 pm  

A consensus top 10 player in the class of 2016, it's no surprise that Bentonville (Ark.) guard Malik Monk was selected to participate in the USA Basketball developmental national team mini-camp in Colorado Springs earlier this month. Monk, who is already attracting major recruiting attention, performed well on the first day of the camp before suffering a thumb injury that forced him to miss day two. "The first day I kind of overextended my thumb," he told Inside the Hall on Oct. 6 from Colorado Springs. "Before I got hurt, I was doing very well, but I've got to get a long stronger." The 6-foot-3, 170-pound guard averaged 22.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a freshman at East Poinsett County High, but moved to Bentonville for his sophomore season. Monk's older brother, Marcus, played at the University of Arkansas, which has already offered a scholarship. Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Memphis and Kansas have also offered.

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