Kentucky signee Malik Monk scored 40 points on a Friday night … in the second half.
According to reports, Monk again set the school scoring record with 53 points for No. 7 Bentonville, Ark., in an 84-76 victory against Arlington, Tenn., at the Natural State Shootout in Jonesboro. The previous record was 50.
In one flurry, Monk made a slew of three-pointers to start the second half. According to one report, he scored 17 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter and finished the quarter with 22 points.
And in typical Monk style, some of this points came via the tear-the-house-down variety:
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And meanwhile, De’Aron Fox — another Kentucky backcourt signee — had 46 points and 14 rebounds in a 92-82 loss by Cypress Lakes (Texas) to Dekaney.