Malik Monk is American professional basketball player playing in the NBA. He plays for the Charlotte Hornets and played his college basketball at Kentucky.
Monk first attended East Poinsett County High School in Lepanto, Arkansas during his Freshman year, he averaged 22.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game while leading them to a (25-8) overall record and an appearance in the Class 2A state championship game. In his senior year he improved to 28.6 points per game, 4.4 assist per game and 7.6 rebounds per game. He was selected for the McDonald's all American game and was a 5 star recruit going into college. At the McDonald's All-American game he took Co-MVP honors alongside his teammate DeAron Fox.
While playing for the Kentucky Wildcats he was a complete star scoring 47 points against North Carolina, setting the college record for most points in a game by a freshman. He had many other highlight performances as a freshman. At the end of his freshman season, Monk was named SEC Player and Freshman of the Year, while also being named to both First-team All-SEC and the SEC All-Freshman team.
Malik Monk was selected with the eleventh overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. During February, 2020, Monk was suspended indefinitely for violating the NBA's substance use policy Before the suspension, Monk was averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He was reinstated in June after it was determined he was in compliance with the anti-drug program. He is on his rookie contract worth over 15.7 million dollars.
Malik Monk Stats
|Year||Team||GP||Min||Pts||FG%||Reb||Ast|| 3P%|| FT%|
|2019||CHA||55||21.3||10.3||43.4||2.9||2.1|| 28.4|| 82.0|
|2018||CHA||73||17.2||8.9||38.7||1.9||1.6|| 33.0|| 88.2|
|2017||CHA||63||13.5||6.7||36.0||1.0||1.4|| 34.2|| 84.2|
|Career||191||17.2||8.6||39.5||1.9||1.7|| 32.2|| 85.0|