With today’s inclusion in the Associated Press’ All-American teams, Malik Monk has earned consensus All-American status.
The AP named Monk to its second team on Tuesday, completing his sweep of the four NCAA-recognized organizations for consensus status. The National Association of Basketball Coaches, United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News are the three others.
Monk is John Calipari’s eighth Wildcat to earn consensus All-America status since 2009-10. The others are John Wall (2010, first team), DeMarcus Cousins (2010, second team), Anthony Davis (2012, first team), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012, second team), Willie Cauley-Stein (2015, first team) Karl-Anthony Towns (2015, second team) and Tyler Ulis (2016, first team).
Here’s the complete list of Monk’s postseason honors from today’s release:
· NCAA Consensus All-America Second Team
· SEC Player of the Year (AP)
· SEC Newcomer of the Year (AP)
· SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
· All-SEC First Team (AP/Coaches)
· All-SEC Freshman Team (Coaches)
· AP All-America Second Team
· NABC All-America Second Team
· USBWA All-America Second Team
· Sporting News All-America Second Team
· Sporting News Freshman All-America Team
· USA Today All-America Second Team
· NBC Sports All-America Second Team
· Wooden Award All-American
· USBWA District IV Player of the Year
· USBWA All-District IV Team
· Jerry West Award Finalist
· Wooden Award Finalist
· NABC All-District 21 Team
In addition to all of that, Monk scored the fourth most points in a single season in UK history, behind only Dan Issel, Jodie Meeks and Jamal Mashburn. He also ranks third with the most three-pointers in a single season.
Can he come back?