Future Watch: Malik Monk Rookie Basketball Cards, Hornets – By now, even the most casual NBA fan knows that the 2017-18 rookie class is deep. Fans and collectors from almost every team have a rookie that is making an impact. In Charlotte, fans are excited for a shooting guard who fell into their lap at pick 11: Malik Monk.
The Arkansas native is a pure scorer. Each season in high school, he averaged no fewer than 22.8 points per game. He caught the eye of many scouts during his time as a prep, and earned numerous awards. Monk competed in the 2015 Nike Global Challenge, averaging 22 points per game and earning Tournament MVP honors. At the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, he earned Co-MVP honors with his future college teammate De’Aaron Fox.
The consensus five-star prospect committed to the University of Kentucky for the 2016-17 season. On December 17th, 2017, Monk set the team’s freshman scoring record with 47 points in a win over the University of North Carolina. He finished his college career with 19.8 points per game in his single season with the Wildcats.
Monk is one of the most electric players in the 2017-18 NBA rookie class. As a true score-first shooting guard, he will benefit from playing with pass-first guards in the NBA. Monk can create his own shot off the dribble, a very valuable skill for a shooting guard. With Kemba Walker running the point, Monk will have plenty of opportunities to score and won’t have to worry about setting up other teammates.
So far this season, Monk has shown flashes of greatness along with a few mediocre performances. Through 11 games, Monk is averaging 21.8 minutes per night. His best scoring games have come in November with two 20+ point games against the Bucks and the Knicks. In both of those games, he set (early) career highs with five three-pointers in each contest. Fans in Charlotte have to love the upside in their 11th overall pick. Everybody loves a scorer, and Hornets fans will have one to collect for years to come!
There are already some great Malik Monk autographed rookie cards in the market. They can be found in 2017 Panini Contenders Collegiate Draft Picks Basketball. As a top draft pick, collectors can be assured to find NBA licensed rookie cards of Monk in the complete portfolio of 2017-18 Panini NBA basketball card products during the 2017-18 NBA season.
Future Watch: Malik Monk Rookie Basketball Cards, Hornets – Other Resources
- Future Watch: 2017 NBA Draft Recap, Most NBA-Ready Players
- Future Watch: 2017 NBA Summer League Top Rookie Players
Future Watch: Malik Monk Rookie Basketball Cards, Hornets – Image Gallery
Here’s a look at cards featuring Malik Monk in his Charlotte Hornets uniform.
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