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Malik Monk says go to Kentucky if you want to go to the NBA

The good people over at Sports Illustrated shared an interview one of its NBA writers, Andrew Sharp, had with Malik Monk recently as Monk gets ready for the draft.

Monk’s responses were short and sweet (if you heard his interview with KSR, you know he’s not a big talker) but he dropped some nice lines in there about his time at Kentucky, his relationship with other Wildcats, playing for John Calipari, what he expects in the NBA, wearing JCPenney, and more.

Maybe the best of Monk’s quotes came when he was asked about his one year at UK, to which he said, “If you want to go to the NBA and you want a career as a basketball player, if you’re getting recruited by Kentucky, go there.”

I’m also a fan of his answer when asked who he patterns his game after: “Malik Monk.”

For more from Monk, including Trump vs. LaVar Ball and Twitter vs. Instagram, check out SI.com’s Q&A here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Malik Monk says go to Kentucky if you want to go to the NBA



  1. J-Dub421
    1:44 pm June 21, 2017 Permalink

    Malik gets it.



  2. BBNDan7
    2:39 pm June 21, 2017 Permalink

    What’s the over/under on how many Arkansas fans threw a fit at that comment?



    • J-Dub421
      3:28 pm June 21, 2017 Permalink

      What’s the population of Arkansas? About that many.



    • catsarerunnin
      3:34 pm June 21, 2017 Permalink

      Arkansas still has a basketball team?



    • BBNDan7
      7:33 am June 22, 2017 Permalink

      For now, expect them to all be banned for technicals soon