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Monday / April 22.
  • Malik Monk Visits Kentucky

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    Malik Monk visited Kentucky Wednesday, his older brother, Marcus, told

    “It was a good visit,” Marcus said. “We just toured the campus, watched practice, that was pretty much it.”

    Marcus said that while they did meet with Coach [John] Calipari, he didn’t get too into talking about the future.

    “He didn’t really go into anything too specific,” Marcus said. “It was really the first meeting between the two, so he didn’t go to far in depth about everything. We got to watch practice so it was a good chance to see how he operates. They’re going on their trip to the Bahamas soon, so he was very focused on the team and getting them ready.” 

    A 6-foot-3 2016 shooting guard from Bentonville (AR), Monk was selected to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 game Aug. 23 in New York, and Marcus said that Malik is really looking forward to the opportunity to play the best.

    “For sure, he loves to play ball,” Marcus said. “He’s just been in the gym, keeping everything the same, with the same routine, working hard.”

    For the moment, Marcus says that there is nothing new for Malik in terms of visits.

    “He’s about to start school here pretty soon, so there’s nothing new,” Marcus said. “He’s just going to be focused on the schoolwork, starting the year strong in the classroom.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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