Malik Monk drafted by Charlotte with the No. 11 pick

06/22/2017 08:44 PM

Malik Monk is headed to Charlotte. The Lepanto, Arkansas native was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Monk is joining former Kentucky player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Charlotte.

Monk was one of the most electric scorers in college basketball this past season. He averaged 19.8 points per game, second among all freshmen. He scored 20 points or more in 18 games and scored a freshman record 47 points against North Carolina in December. He was a consensus second-team All-American.

Charlotte finished 11th in the East last season with a 36-46 record. They recently acquired center Dwight Howard in hopes of making a playoff run next season.

Watch Monk discusses being drafted by the Hornets here:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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