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JAMIE H. VAUGHT: Despite Close Connections To Arkansas, Malik Monk Says UK Was Best Fit For Him



Malik Monk is one of the most explosive basketball players from the 2016 recruiting class that you will find.

A consensus five-star recruit from Lepanto in northeast Arkansas, Monk, with his athletic exploits, can fly all over the hardwood floor with his electrifying slam dunks along with his long-range downtown jumpers.

Needless to say, Monk will be one of the more exciting UK players to watch this winter. His coach, John Calipari, has said he is the “wow” type of player who will stun or entertain the crowd wherever he plays. And it is expected the 6-3, 200-pound freshman guard — a McDonald’s All-American who was considered the top shooting guard in the 2016 class – will see his name in the Kentucky starting lineup this winter.

Click here for the full column in Lexington's KyForward.com.

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