Malik Ahmad Monk was born in 1998 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Michael Scales and Jackie Monk. He went to East Poinsett County High School in Lepanto, Arkansas for his freshman year and produced an impressive 22.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Monk transferred to Bentonville High School and eventually averaged 26.6 points as a junior. But it was his senior campaign that got everyone's attention, when he put up 28.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. That effort led to Monk receiving honors as Arkansas Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All-American, and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. He was also ranked the No. 9 recruit in the nation in advance of attending the University of Kentucky. You can follow Monk on Twitter (@AhmadMonk) and Instagram (@ahmad_monk).