Malik Monk Celebrity Life
Malik Monk, born on 4th February 1998 in Jonesboro, State of Arkansas, USA is a professional American professional basketball player who plays for Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. At the student level, he played for Kentucky for one season. In the 2017 NBA draft, Monk was selected in the first round under a common 11th number. He plays as an attacking defender.
He studied in the Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he averaged 28.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in his junior season, playing both the McDonald's All American Game, where he won the contest of triples, where he was chosen co-player of the game with his partner with whom he later partnered in Kentucky De'Aaron Fox.
During his first year of study, Malik attended East Poinsett Country Lepanto School, Arkansas. As a beginner, he had outstanding statistics - 4.6 rebounds, 22.8 points and 2.7 assists per game, which led the team to a record (25-8) and access to the state final.
After his first year of study, Monk went to Bentonville School (Bentonville, Arkansas). During the second year of study, he scored 26.6 points. In the first half of 2015, Malik played for the AAU team.
Malik scored an average of 19.7 points in 12 games. Then in 2015, Monk played for the East team at the Nike Global Challenge, where his performance was 12 rebounds, 22 points, and 4 assists per game, which allowed him to get the title of the best player in the tournament.
In the third grade, Malik still improved his average to 28.6 points, 4.4 assists & 7.6 rebounds. In the year 2016, Malik played in McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic. He and his team-mate of "Kentucky", De'Aaronom Fox received the title of MVP in the game.
On March 11, 2016, Monk played the last game for the school.
Monk had the status of a confident five-star candidate in assessing the prospects for development and occupied the 9th line in the ranking of recruits in 2016 for 4 major agencies ESPN. Rivals, Scout & 247 Sports.
Monk in the game for Kentucky
On 18 November 2015, Malik announced that he’d like to play for Kentucky. On 17th December 2016, this young basketball player set a record for a newcomer to the University of Kentucky by points scored for the game (47 points).
12 days later, in a game against the Mississippi, Monk added 34 points to the asset, scoring 5 out of 7 three-point shots. On 31st January 2017, Malik scored 37 points in a duel against Georgia.
At the end of his first year at college, Malik made an announcement that he won’t be continuing his studies and was nominated for the 2017 NBA Draft, where he was chosen in the first round.
On 22nd June 2017, Malik was selected in the 2017 NBA draft in the first round under a common 11th number by Charlotte Hornets. On 2nd July 2017, Malik signed a rookie contract with the Hornets. Monk missed the NBA Summer League 2017 due to a knee injury.
In his 4th game on 25th October 2017 against Denver Nuggets, the rookie scored 17 points, 2 interceptions, and 2 assists. On 1st November 2017, in a victory game against Milwaukee, Bucks Monk scored 25 points.
During his first season, Malik also played one game for the Hornets team in the NBA Development League Greensboro Swarm. Malik scored 25 points, 8 rebounds & 4 assists.
Malik's elder brother, Marcus Monk, is also a professional American football player, who plays as a receiver.
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