- 6-3 / 191 cms
- 170 lbs / 77
- East Poinsett County H.S. ‘16
- Lepanto, Ark.
USA Basketball Notes
- Named as a finalist to the 2013 USA Men’s U16 National Team on June 2, 2013.
- Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
- Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Honors
- 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-America honorable mention.
- 2013 Arkansas Class 2A All-State Boys Basketball Team.
- 2013 All-2A-3 District Team.
High School Notes
- As a freshman, helped East Poinsett County High School (Ark.) claim the 2013 2A-3 District title, advance to the Arkansas Class 2A State Tournament championship game and finish with a 25-8 record; averaged 22.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 3.0 apg.
- Scored a team-best 25 points in the Class 2A championship game.
- Aided his East Poinsett junior high team to a 22-2 record in 2011-12 and earned all-conference honors in the process.
- Lists single-game bests as 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists.
- Also played football in junior high.
- Born on Feb. 4, 1998, in Jonesboro, Ark.
- Son of Jackie Monk and Michael Scales, has one brother, Marcus Monk (27).
- Brother played basketball at University of Arkansas and professionally overseas
- Started playing basketball when he was in fifth grade.
The Inside Scoop
- Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Kevin Durant
- If he could drive anything, it would be: a helicopter.
- Currently drives: a Toyota.
- Top five movies of all time: Coach Carter, The Waterboy, Friday, Are We There Yet? and Final Destination.
- Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
- Pregame snack: Skittles and Gatorade.
- Favorite app: Instagram.
- Favorite sports other than basketball: football or baseball.
- Favorite class: English.
- Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
- Favorite team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
- Best player ever faced: V.J. King.
- Most impressive person ever met: his brother, who is his role model.
- Would compare his game to: nobody.
- This ambidextrous players wears No. 5 because: for no particular reason.
- Away from the court, enjoys: playing Xbox.
- Has never traveled outside the United States.