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.