NBA Draft: Malik Monk selected No. 11 by Hornets

T.J. Walker & Derek Terry , Staff
Cats Illustrated

Former Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk becomes John Calipari's 23rd player to be drafted in the first round since 2010.

Monk was selected No. 11 overall by the Charlotte Hornets. He is Calipari's 16th player to be drafted in the lottery since Calipari took over at Kentucky.


Monk became the second Kentucky player drafted. De'Aaron Fox was taken before him at No. 5 and Monk becomes the first shooting guard taken in the NBA Draft.

Monk averaged 19.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Monk's shot 39.7 percent from deep and hit 104 threes during his lone season at UK. That was third most in a season behind Jodie Meeks (117) and Jamal Murray (113).

His 47 point performance in December against North Carolina was the most by a Kentucky player since 2009 when Meeks set a UK record scoring 54 points against Tennessee.

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