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Malik Monk named USBWA National Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Malik Monk, who was just named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for his 47-point performance vs. North Carolina. You’ve heard the numbers time and time again, but let’s roll through them one more time. Monk was 18-28 from the floor, including 8-12 from three-point land.

Monk’s 47 points…

  • Were the most by a UK freshman in a single game ever.
  • Tied Dan Issel’s mark for the sixth-most points ever by a Wildcat in a single game.
  • Were the most by any Wildcat since Jodie Meeks recorded the single-game record of 54 points at Tennessee in 2009.
  • Were the most points by a collegiate player in Calipari’s Hall of Fame career.
  • Were the second-most ever yielded by a UNC team and the most since Rich Yuknus of Georgia Tech matched the total in 1970.
  • Were the most in a single game by a Southeastern Conference freshman since LSU’s Chris Jackson had 55 vs. Ole Miss in 1989.
  • Were the second-most points by a freshman in Division I college basketball since at least the 1996-97 season. Keydren Clark of St. Peter’s scored 48 on Nov. 23, 2002.

If you haven’t seen it yet, Monk’s shot chart is beautiful:

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As is this highlight reel KyWildcatsTV put together:

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Malik Monk named USBWA National Player of the Week



  1. ukblue22
    1:09 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

    And zero rebounds.



  2. jaws2
    2:35 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

    I still think the ONE handed crossover was ridiculous! He made the defender look helpless.