The Malik Monk file
Hometown: Bentonville, Ark.
Age: 19 (born Feb. 19, 1998, in Jonesboro, Ark.)
Weight: 197 pounds
Position: Shooting guard
In 38 games as a Kentucky freshman this past season, Monk averaged 19.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 32.1 minutes per game. He shot 49.7 percent from the floor, 39.7 percent from three-point range and 82.2 percent on free throws. Draft Express ranks him as the draft’s sixth-best prospect; ESPN.com ranks him the seventh-best prospect. Both services’ mock drafts predict New York will select him eighth.