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NEW YORK -- Kentucky's future backcourt put on a show in the Jordan Brand Classic and gave the basketball world a glimpse of what's to come.

De'Aaron Fox went for 23 points, 5 rebounds and no turnovers en route to co-MVP honors as the East team beat the West team, 131-117, at Barclays Center.

His co-MVP was his future backcourt-mate in Big Blue Nation and his roommate here in the Big Apple. Malik Monk went for 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the West. The duo combined for 45 points in the game.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- After coaching against Kentucky-bound guard Malik Monk on Monday morning and watching him throw down a series of highlight-reel dunks, Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley said he was "absolutely an NBA player."

Monk is projected as the No. 10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.

But what kind of NBA player will he be?

Tags: Kentucky, Malik Monk, St. Anthony's
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The ugliness of the Internet was on display Wednesday soon after Malik Monk announced he would become the latest probable one-and-done player to head to Kentucky. The 6-foot-3 lead guard is an Arkansas native and the fact that he picked SEC rival Kentucky over Arkansas didn't go over well with some. Arkansas native and Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis chimed in with this Tweet:

 


 (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Hot on the heels of their victory over defending national champion Duke on Tuesday night in Chicago, Kentucky got even more good news on Wednesday.

Malik Monk has committed to Kentucky and will sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, giving the Wildcats the No. 1-ranked recruiting class, according to Scout.com.

 

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Malik Monk took an official visit to Arkansas over the weekend for the last of his scheduled officials.

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Bentonville (AR) was on hand for the school's Red-White Game and took in practice, as shown in this picture from Arkansas beat writer Andrew Hutchinson.

Monk has now taken officials to Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky and Arkansas, but his decision is widely expected to come down to Kentucky and Arkansas.

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With the NCAA Early Signing Period approaching Nov. 11-18, many top recruits will hit the road for visits this weekend.

Here's a rundown that will be updated over the weekend. For more detail on any player, click the embedded link near their name:

**Oak Hill Academy (VA) big man Harry Giles visits Duke for his last official visit and should be warmly greeted there.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jarrett Allen, Malik Monk, Recruiting Roundup, Adam Zagoria
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CHICAGO-- Malik Monk was named to the U.S. All-Tournament Team at the 2014 Nike Global Challenge. This year, apparently, he didn't think that was good enough.

Monk was named Tournament MVP Saturday after his USA South team beat USA West 120-109 to win the Nike Global Challenge. He finished a phenomenal run at the tournament with a 22-point, 13-rebound and four-assist effort in the final, while playing 39 of the game's 40 minutes. The Bentonville, Ark. Native is entering his senior season this fall.

"Yeah, I feel comfortable playing with and without the ball," Monk said of his guard skillset after the game. He said he wants to develop skills as both a shooting guard and point guard moving forward.

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