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Malik Monk to Charlotte Hornets in 2017 NBA Draft

The sharp-shooting Kentucky guard is now an NBA player.

Kentucky v North Carolina Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Malik Monk is off the board, going 11th to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Coming into the draft, Monk was a consensus lottery selection after a strong freshman season for Kentucky, averaging just under 20 points per game and just under 40 percent from the three point line at 39.7. He led the Wildcats in both categories.

Monk hit 104 threes this past season, the third-most in UK history behind Jodie Meeks (08-09) and Jamal Murray the year prior.

He was also named SEC Player of the Year and earned several All-American honors. Among his season highlights was a 47-point outburst against UNC back in December in Las Vegas, where he shot 8-12 from behind the arc and 37 points at home against Georgia including hitting a deep two that sent the game into overtime, among many others.

Although a bit undersized for a shooting guard, Monk could be among rookie leaders in scoring next season. He’ll now join Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Charlotte.