WATCH: Kentucky frosh Malik Monk puts on a dunking exhibition in a career night
Monk posted 26 points as UK rolled over UT-Martin
Kentucky rolled over Tennessee-Martin at home on Friday evening, 111-76, thanks to a career performance by freshman phenom Malik Monk. He finished with a career high 26-point performance, including a two-minute span that saw him score 12 points. He was a walking fireball.
For those who labeled him as a streaky shooter, he's quietly put the naysayers to rest and is second on the team in scoring behind Isaiah Briscoe. Although Monk has been known to light it up from deep, it was scoring inside the arc that helped him to his 26 points output. Six of those came on some of the prettiest dunks you'll ever see.
He also got it done defensively, showing off his freaky athleticism and length that earned him a five-star recruiting rating.
With his running-mate Briscoe sidelined as he deals with a back injury, Monk has wowed with his improved confidence and scoring that has helped anchor the Kentucky Wildcats in his absence. On Friday, Monk's impressive outing showcased the talents and skills that prove Monk may be one of the most athletic players in college basketball.
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