The Kentucky Wildcats have always had a strong showing at the McDonald's All-American Game since John Calipari came to Lexington.
We're off the a good start after five-star shooting guard and UK signee Malik Monk won the 3-point contest, which took place Monday night. Monk had to make 15 of 25 threes and used only 50 seconds of the allotted 60 seconds to do so. He was 4-of-5 shooting from the money ball rack.
He also gave a shoutout to Coach Cal following the win:
Malik Monk: "I think (Calipari) should be very proud, because I can shoot." Random fan in Chicago Theatre yells "Go Big Blue!"— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) March 29, 2016
Monk, a second-team Naismith All-American pick, is ranked as the top shooting and/or combo guard in the class, depending on what ranking you're looking at. At 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, Monk is a long and athletic guard that can both shoot it and make plays off the dribble.
In a season in which he averaged 28.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists at taking Bentonville, Monk’s season highlights include a single-game school scoring record with 53 points. He, who was named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in September, led Bentonville to the state championship game.