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Malik Monk wins the Jerry West Award

Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Tonight, the National Basketball Hall of Fame announced Malik Monk as the winner of the Jerry West Award. The award is annually given to the nation’s best shooting guard. The award was first given in 2015, when Ohio State’s DeAngelo Russell won. Last season, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield won the award. This year, Monk beat out other finalists, Luke Kennard, Peter Jok, Marcus Foster and Bryce Alford.

The award puts a cap on what will go down as a historic career for Malik Monk. Monk finished the season averaging 19.8 ppg, with most of those coming on 104 threes. Monk’s explosive performances this season will forever be engrained in Kentucky fans’ heads. Congrats to Malik on what will not be the last of awards to come.


Article written by Sam Gormley

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6 Comments for Malik Monk wins the Jerry West Award

  1. Optional Facts
    8:33 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

    So did Matt know or just guess??

  2. scwhite9
    8:46 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Congratulations, Malik. Your UK fan is so proud for you.

  3. 4everblue
    9:32 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Congrats Malik, BBN will miss you!

  4. GroundControlToNumber9
    1:25 am April 8, 2017 Permalink

    What a rare talent!

    1. Precision jump shooter from anywhere on the court (best pure shooter I can ever remember… and yes IMO gets the edge on Jamal Murray for being more clutch). Doron Lamb had a slightly better stroke from 3 yet there’s no way you could say he was more clutch (although he was clutch) and didn’t have the all around game.
    2. Ability to take it to the rack with authority (in the discussion for best dunker in UK history).
    3. Uncanny ability to get steals (very similar to what we saw with Rajon Rondo).

    Go get your fill in the NBA Malik and stay true to your game. Make coaches learn what you are.

  5. dballrb
    1:39 am April 8, 2017 Permalink

    Well,that’s a surprise..Who else could light it up for 12-15pts in a minute of clock time?

  6. catsarerunnin
    7:03 am April 8, 2017 Permalink

    Congrats Malik! Now go light them up in the NBA!