3. Malik Monk (Kentucky, SG, 6’3″, Sophomore)
Malik Monk equals instant offense with the ability to put the ball in the hoop from anywhere on the court. He possesses elite athleticism showcased by a vertical leap of 42-inches. Monk can take over a game at any time and light up the scoreboard as he demonstrated in the 47-point outpour against North Carolina.
One would believe there is room for growth defensively because of his athleticism. He is a combo guard, whose size is rather small for the NBA shooting guard position. It remains to be seen if Monk is capable of being a consistent playmaker to play point guard in the NBA.
While he is a very gifted athlete, bigger shooting guards will be able to shoot over the top. His elite scoring ability and athleticism make him a very intriguing prospect for the Knicks.