Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER --03-19-2014-- Bentonville sophomore Malik Monk; photographed on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Tyson Park in Springdale for Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas
Bentonville sophomore guard Malik Monk had 20 points in the Arkansas Wings Elite 83-51 victory over Rashard Lewis 9 Elite. Nothing new recruiting wise. Still plans to make a late decision as a senior.
Definitely attending Bentonville next school year despite rumors of him possibly going to a prep school.
Hog defensive end commitment JaMario Bell scored 10 for the Wings.
The Wings will play the Memphis Magic at 11:30 in the morning on Court 1 at P.A.R.K.
Team Penny defeated the Arkansas Hawks 81-45.
North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill had 7 points for Team Penny. He'll visited Arkansas on Tuesday instead of for the spring game because of a basketball tournament in California next weekend.
Sophomore forward Dedric Lawson, 6-9, 205 listed Arkansas as one of the teams he's considering, but not among his favorites. He had 15 points.
Team Penny will play the New York City Panthers at 12:40 on Saturday at P.A.R.K.
Arkansas Hawks guard DeShawn Williams, an Arkansas prospect had 4 points while another Hog prospect, guard Reshawn Langston of North Pulaski had 10.
Williams is from Maumelle but moved to Dallas and is playing at Prime Prep Academy.
North Little Rock junior guard KeVaughn Allen and the Arkansas Hoyas will play the Nashville Celtics at 9:10 in the morning on Court 2 at P.A.R.K.
They'll also play Q-6 All Stars on Court 2 at 11:30 am.
Sat 9:28 am update
Arkansas Hawks defeated NYC Panthers 79-71 in the 8 am game.
Guard Reshawn Langston of North Pulaski had 17 points
Nashville Celtics 33 Arkansas Hoyas 20 half. NLR G KeVaughn Allen with 10.
Nashville Celtics 71 Arkansas Hoyas 60 final.
NLR G KeVaughn Allen had 8 in 2nd. Finished with 18
Hoyas play again at 11:30 at P.A.R.K.
G KeVaughn Allen had 19 in a loss to Q-6 All Stars. Interview with KeVaughn will be in Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Little Rock Parkview shooting guard Daryl Macon plans to attends Holmes junior college in Mississippi and hopes to sign with Arkansas in two years.
Macon, 6-3, 170 is one of the best pure shooters in the state and was named first team All Arkansas by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after averaging 21.2 points a game this past season. He played last year for the Arkansas Hawks.
Macon said Hog assistant T.J. Cleveland is recruiting him.
Memphis Magic Elite 43 Arkansas Wings Elite 36 at half. Malik Monk had 10 points and Pulaski Academy sophomore Lawson Korita had 7.
Arkansas Wings Elite 96 Memphis Magic Elite 60.
G Malik Monk had 18, G Melvin Frazier 6, G Lawson Korita 10, G Victor Dukes 10, F JaMario Bell 6.
Memphis Magic Elite G Malik Hicks, 6-5, 195 had 11 points in a losing effort. He's a very physical guard that has a good game from 18 feet in. He's receiving interest from Arkansas but hasn't been offered.
He has offers from Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and several others. He likes the Hogs' style of play and that it's close to home.
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