In case you needed any more proof on how good Malik Monk is, yesterday’s 33 point game broke the Kentucky record for most 30+ point games by a freshman with 4. Not only that, but it is also the most 30+ point games by any player in the Calipari era.
Monk also broke his own school record for the most points scored in a matchup with a ranked SEC opponent.
If Monk has proven anything during his short period in Lexington, it is his ability to completely take over games. In the games Kentucky has won against good opponents, Monk has played really well. On the other hand, in the games that Kentucky has lost to good opponents, Monk has not shot the ball well. Monk is the key to a tournament run for this team. If he gets hot, Kentucky can beat any team in the nation, I believe that, but if he struggles to score, the Cats could be an early exit.