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Calipari is visiting Malik Monk today

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The early signing period starts in one week, and after checking in on Harry Giles yesterday, John Calipari traveled to Arkansas today to see five-star combo guard Malik Monk, according to Ben Roberts.

Monk visited UK for Big Blue Madness and this past weekend, took his official visit to home-state Arkansas. Monk’s pretty close with likely UK commit De’Aaron Fox, but he’s getting a lot of pressure from Arkansas fans to stay home and be a hero. At Saturday’s open practice at Bud Walton Arena, one fan went as far to create a sign with a tweet from Razorbacks legend Darren McFadden:

Well played, but you can’t hide that empty arena behind you, buddy.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for Calipari is visiting Malik Monk today



  1. Matt
    4:12 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Note: It was a real tweet from McFadden.



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      4:22 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Really? I searched and searched on his feed but couldn’t find it. I’ll take your word for it though.



  2. Z-Rex
    4:13 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Bleacher Report is saying Harry Giles is announcing on Nov. 12th, and won’t announce in Winston-Salem…. could Cal pull off the seemingly impossible?! Maybe I’m reading tea leaves that aren’t there…



  3. somerset bill
    4:26 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    “Well played, but you can’t hide that empty arena behind you, buddy.”

    ha. i totally missed that. that’s great.



  4. Sandwich
    4:30 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    LOTS of empty seats at that open practice. That should be enough proof of where he should go.



  5. Matt is correct
    4:34 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    You no longer have to just take his word: https://twitter.com/dmcfadden20/status/364580820071088128



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      4:36 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      LOL, it’s pretty ironic that he was talking about Archie Goodwin.



    • Matt is correct
      11:45 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Whoa, good catch. I actually didn’t read the conversation until you pointed that out. Maybe we can still Monk away too?



  6. BenHur
    4:53 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Tough choice for the kid. Play in Arkansas where you get no publicity and never make the second round of the tourney. The lack of marketing in Arkansas will cost him and his family potentially millions of dollars. On the other hand, go to UK and play on national TV all the time and be a part of the best publicity machine in the country. Actually, no, this is not a tough choice.



    • Jordan
      10:46 am November 5, 2015 Permalink

      Tell that to Malik Newman, Caleb Swanigan, etc.



  7. Jojovandaho
    6:32 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Bobby Portis was just SEC player of the year and went 22 overall in the draft. 9 slot later than 4 wildcats who were playing for each other. This should be a no brained