How Arkansas native Malik Monk landed at Kentucky

Malik Monk - photo by Walter Cornett
Malik Monk – photo by Walter Cornett

Before his slams in Kentucky’s Blue-White scrimmage in late October went viral, nearly dunked a high lob from during an offseason pickup game at the Center.

He had flushed other alley-oops. But Hawkins threw the one Monk missed near the top of the backboard.

And Monk, ranked ninth in the 2016incoming class by .com, still got a hand on it.

Folks in the gym gasped or oohed because they knew Monk — and Monk alone — had a chance to finish.

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