Malik Monk

Height: 6-3

Weight: 185

College: Kentucky

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 2/4/1998

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 8

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 11 by the Charlotte Hornets

Pros:

Great shooter from all over the floor
Good scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Is a threat to score off of screens
Prolific scorer that can rack up points at will
Decent playmaker
Decent defensive player
Gifted athlete

Cons:

Can be a streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
May tend to be out of position defensively
Struggles to guard bigger players
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:

Malik Monk is a very athletic combo guard that could be a very high draft pick in 2017.  He is a really skilled offensive player that may be the best shooter in the draft, and he can really put up points in a hurry.​

He also is a good scorer off the dribble, and Monk can get buckets from all over the floor.  However, he may not be an elite playmaker as he does not often look to create plays for others.  Also, there are questions about his defensive skills, but he can play good defense when he is dialed in.​

Right now, Malik Monk could go anywhere from 3 to 10.  NBA scouts and teams love Monk’s ability to shoot and score the basketball, but they may remain divided on how his other skills may translate to the league.

Best case scenario, he surprises people and makes one or more All-Star teams.  At worst, he could be a pretty good 6th man in the NBA.  Either way, Monk could be a helpful addition to a team’s offense in the association.