Back when he committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, Malik Monk upset a lot of people in his hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. Most Arkansas fans have moved on at this point.
Malik Monk has returned to his hometown to give back. Monk, with the help of fellow former Kentucky Wildcat De’Aaron Fox, is hosting a three-day camp for kids ages 6-17.
“They used to be at all the games, and I’m just trying to get back to them, so they can learn what I learned while I was here,” Monk said.
“The people that don’t want to support me or anything like that, that’s fine,” Monk said. “That’s gonna come with basketball, but I’m doing this because I love Arkansas, and I love being here in Bentonville.”
Last season, Monk averaged 8.9 points per game for the Charlotte Hornets.