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Malik Monk ready to sleep in before the animal in him comes out


After three consecutive noon games and an 11 am tip at Texas A&M before those, Malik Monk will finally get to sleep in tomorrow.

It’s pretty clear Monk isn’t a morning person, considering he struggled through the early game at A&M and at the SEC Tournament quarterfinal. He finally got it together on Saturday in Nashville by holding his own personal shoot-around at 7 am in the arena, but that won’t be the case tomorrow.

“We can sleep a little bit longer,” Monk said Thursday evening. “But we’ll still get up and do the same shoot-around and stuff like that, but we’re excited.”

When I asked if he’ll sneak over by himself at 7 am, he told me, “If K.P. (Kenny Payne) tells me to get up at 7, I’ll have to get up and do shoot-around.”

I don’t think he’ll be getting that wake up call tomorrow, although the team will have a light walkthrough at IUPUI sometime in the afternoon.

And if things go as planned, we’re getting the animal version of Monk in the tournament.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment right here,” he said.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Malik Monk ready to sleep in before the animal in him comes out

  1. scwhite9
    9:36 pm March 16, 2017 Permalink

    He is probably my favorite this year. He is always engaging and entertaining. He takes every question, listens, analyzes and then answers. Plus, his never ending smile makes me smile.

  2. chris43
    11:49 pm March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Monk is by far my favorite player on the team. In fact he even ranks up there on my all time favorite list. I love watching him play. We haven’t seen an offensive talent like this in many years at UK (in my opinion). If Monk goes beast mode and gets hit in the tournament we’ll be extremely hard to handle.