I know I’m not alone when I say I’m still not over Malik Monk’s 47-point performance on Saturday. Let’s go through it again: Monk was 8-12 from three-point land, 18-28 overall. His 47 points are the most by a UK freshmen ever by a cool 12-point margin. He’s now tied with Dan Issel for the sixth most points by a Kentucky Wildcat in a single game in the program’s long and storied history. And, according to SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell, he’s also one of Calipari’s most efficient scorers. Check out these numbers:
|Name||Offensive rating||True shooting percentage||Usage rate||Points per game|
Only Anthony Davis ranks higher in terms of offensive rating and true shooting percentage, although, as Calipari will often remind you, Davis wasn’t used nearly as much as Monk. And we’re only eleven games in. Unreal.
Check out more numbers and charts at SBNation.com, and then relive Monk’s incredible performance: