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BBN Jam Sweet 16: (2010) Wall & Cousins vs. (2017) Fox & Monk

The first quarterfinal in the Unbelievables Region pits two of John Calipari’s best point guards against one another.

John Wall and De’Aaron Fox are the two fastest players with a basketball I’ve ever seen. Prior to this game I would require that they race one another first. Even though Wall would probably win, I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox had a slight edge.

Each team was just a win away from a Final Four. In 2010 there was a lid on the bucket for Kentucky, but not West Virgina. In 2017 Malik Monk tried to will Kentucky to a victory from behind. HE did enough to tie the up the game, until Luke Maye delivered a dagger at the buzzer.


Two of the best teams to miss the Final Four are facing off. The talent on the court is undeniable. The question is, who will benefit most from the mismatch outside of point guard?

Monk, one of the greatest single-season scorers in school history, could draw Boogie away from the basket and have his way. But on the other end Cousins could bully Monk into submission with ease. That’s exactly what happened in the NBA 2K simulation.

Ultimately, it’s a question of preference. Could a combination of two guards take down a team that struggles behind the three-point line?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for BBN Jam Sweet 16: (2010) Wall & Cousins vs. (2017) Fox & Monk

  1. chris43
    10:26 am April 20, 2020 Permalink

    Appears this game def doesn’t give Monk the respect that he deserves BUT I can see that as his NBA career has disappointed so far. I think he’s def score more than a point but they’d still fall to Wall and Boogie.