Malik Monk

  • Guard
  •  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.

Personal Notes

  • 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.