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Monk officially a consensus All-American with new AP honor


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?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

9 Comments for Monk officially a consensus All-American with new AP honor

  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    1:54 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    It’s a shame Fox had key injuries this season because I honestly think he is the better player. But I love them both.

  2. Sentient Third Eye
    2:00 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    As much as Cal’s critics complain about one and done, they would really complain if a kid like Monk ever actually did come back.

  3. Glenn Fohr
    2:17 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    It wouldn’t hurt him to come back. The 6’8′ Jackson exploited him on both ends of the court.

    • J-Dub421
      2:29 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Monk was giving up about 5 inches in height, and it’s not like Jackson had the best game either 7-17 shooting and 1-5 from the three.

    • donjohnson
      2:59 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

      Do you think he would improve more coming back or becoming a full time basketball player? He is the best shooter in college this year……not only when he is spotted up but able to create his own jumper

      That matters in the nba……Korver is a much better straight shooter than curry…..but someone else has to create his open look

    • blackmilk23
      12:15 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with everything you just said except the Curry, Korver thing. Curry and Korver had a straight shooting contest in the NBA and USA basketball Camp. Curry won both. (Korver did beat Klay Thompson though)

      But I agree about Monk. I could see the Clippers using him the same way the use Reddick now.

  4. catsarerunnin
    7:18 pm March 28, 2017 Permalink

    Congrats Malik!

  5. StuckinLville
    4:16 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Terrence Jones was too. I’m not sure what team, but he was his freshmen year because I saw his picture on the wall of All-Americans at Memorial.