While aiming to be NBA Rookie of the Year, former Kentucky player Malik Monk set an even higher goal for himself. “I’m going to learn,” he said after being picked by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th pick of Thursday’s NBA Draft. “Learn from the vets and listen to the coach and try to be the best player and the best listener and learner ever.” Monk expressed admiration for Hornets’ guard Kemba Walker, who bedeviled Kentucky in the 2010-11 season.
After being taken with the fifth pick, De’Aaron Fox described the 2017 NBA Draft as an other-worldly experience. “It’s like the world lifted off your shoulders,” he said of being picked by the Sacramento Kings Thursday. “Like there’s zero gravity. I feel like I’m flying out.” Fox was one of three UK players taken among the first 14 picks. Malik Monk was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th pick. Three picks later, the Miami Heat took Bam Adebayo.
Although he sprinkled light-hearted comments through his 30-minute session with reporters Wednesday, Malik Monk had a sober response to a prompt about how the many players John Calipari has sent to the NBA impacted his college choice. “Of course,” Monk said. “That was the reason I went to Kentucky. To be in this situation I am today.” The situation Monk found himself was holding court in a mid-town hotel (next to Grand Central Station) on the eve of the 2017 NBA Draft.
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