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Updates from Nike EYBL Event – Day 2

malik-monk

We’ve been talking a lot about the Nike EYBL event taking place at the KBA this weekend. Well, this morning it seems like we found a star in Malik Monk. The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker was there and calls Monk the most exciting player in the class of 2016, with Calipari and Kenny Payne glued to watching him score 39 points this morning.

Monk is an explosive scorer and seemingly has range from anywhere inside the gym. He shot 6-for-8 from behind the line while also showing off his athleticism by finishing at the rim in a variety of ways.

Monk is high on Kentucky’s list as evidence of Calipari leaving Indianapolis this morning just to get back to Lexington to see him in person. Monk’s brother played basketball and football at Arkansas, which many people believe will be the only other school in contention to land Monk.

 

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Jayson Tatum is taking the floor around 12:30, which we’re sure Calipari and crew will be watching. More importantly the biggest game of the day comes at 6:30 when Tatum squares off against Monk. If you want to follow along, Chris Fisher is providing live updates on the 247Sports site which can check out right here.

It’s been a somewhat quiet day for Tatum in front of Calipari so far. He might be holding off for tonight’s big game against Monk.

Kyle Tucker at the Courier-Journal also has a great piece breaking down who Kentucky will be watching this weekend.

Stay tuned for more from the EYBL event right here on KSR.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22