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Malik Monk, Edrice 'Bam' Adebayo tabbed finalists for national award

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Bam and Monk are up for a prestigious high school award.

Two future Kentucky Wildcats have been tabbed finalists for the McDonald's All-American Game's Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award.

Five-star forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo and five-star shooting guard Malik Monk are two of the final five finalists for the boys' award, which will be announced March 9. The award recognizes a male and female recipient for outstanding character, leadership, and the values he embraces while being a student-athlete in the classroom and in the community.

Adebayo will join Kentucky out of High Point Christian Academy in High Point, N.C. where he has averaged 22.0 points, 15.0 boards and 4.0 assists per game during his senior season. He's ranked in the top 10 by Rivals (No. 6) and ESPN (No. 6). 247Sports (No. 14) and Scout (No. 15) tab him as a top-15 prospect in the 2016 class. 

Monk, a 6-foot-4 185-pound guard out of Bentonville High School, is also consensus five-star prospect and is ranked No. 5 overall in the 2016 class by 247Sports and ESPN, while Rivals and Scout rank him No. 6 overall. He's averaged 30.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game during his senior season.

Adebayo and Monk will join fellow future Cats De'Aaron Fox and Sacha Killeya-Jones in the McDonald's All-America Game on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.