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De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk share JBC MVP; Pose with Carmelo Anthony

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The future of UK's backcourt is in good hands.

The future of Kentucky basketball's backcourt is in good hands.

Not only are Isaiah Briscoe, Dominique Hawkins and Charles Mattews all likely returning next season, but they'll be joined by two of not only the best guard prospect, but high school players overall. That's five-star shooting guard Malik Monk and five-star point guard De'Aaron Fox, who put on a show Friday night at the Jordan Brand Classic.

They were the first two players to reach the 20-point mark as Fox finished with 23 points and five boards, while Monk chipped in 22 points. That was enough for both UK signees to take home a share of the MVP honors, which got them a chance to pose with Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony after the game.

Well, Cal may be worried about one thing right now, but it ain't his backcourt. That's in good hands.