Five-star 2016 recruit Malik Monk cut his list of schools to just six on Tuesday night.
Monk’s brother, Marcus, told Evan Daniels of Scout.com that the 6-foot-4 shooting guard is down to Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oregon. Monk has also set four of his five official visits. He travles to Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 18. He will later be at Kansas for Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 9, followed by a trip to Lexington for Big Blue Madness the next weekend. Monk ends the month with a trip in-state to Arkansas.
Monk cut the likes of Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State and Memphis from contention. He is listed as the sixth-best player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.
This summer, Monk averaged 25.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Arkansas Wings in the Nike EYBL. In July, he led USA South to the Nike Global Challenge title, earning MVP honors.
Five weeks ago, Malik Monk led the high-scoring USA South to the Nike Global Challenge title at Whitney Young High School in Chicago.
The five-star shooting guard averaged 29.0 points and 7.2 board per game during the four-game showcase, including a 22-point, 13-rebound effort in a championship win over USA West. Monk earned MVP honors for his performance.
The first of three live periods begins on July 8 at 5 p.m.
In preparation for the July live period, Rivalsreleased an updated version of the Class of 2016 rankings. However, there was no movement through the top-4. Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep), Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian), Jayson Tatum (Chaminade High) and Dennis Smith (Trinity Christian) remain as the top-4 prospects, in that order.
UCLA commit Lonzo Ball, the only player in the top-10 to give his verbal commitment at this point, checks in at No. 5 while Malik Monk, Edrice Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox stay in the bottom half of the top-10. After shining at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Lone Peak High (Utah) point guard Frank Jackson checks in at No. 10, jumping 21 spots.