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.
The Recruiting Guy:
Player of the Week: Malik Monk
Bentonville guard Malik Monk averaged nearly 27 points per game this past season, but the junior is still searching for ways to improve his game.
Get to know Arkansas target Malik Monk.
Name: Malik Monk
Twitter name: Ahmadmonk
City/School: Bentonville High School
Junior stats: averaged 26.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game
Number of years playing basketball: 12
Number of offers: 7
In college, I plan to major in: Animal Science
Best basketball moment: Every time I have the opportunity to touch the floor.
My favorite play: setting my teammate up for a score
Best player I've played against: Tons of them. Giles, Tatum, Foxx, Bridges, etc
Favorite high school team to play against:
Describe what basketball means to you in 20 words or fewer: Poetry in motion. A way to express myself. A Blessing
Favorite NBA player: Kevin Durant
Favorite TV show: Animal Planet
Favorite food: Anything mother cooks
Favorite class: Algebra
Hobbies: video games, collecting shoes, outdoor entertainment
The one thing I could not live without is: family
Role model: mother
Three words to describe me: quiet, respectful, hard working
People would be surprised that I: fish
Ten years from now I'll be: positive role model in my community
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