Monk's Getting His List Ready

In his weekly recruiting column for Hawgs Illustrated, Dudley E. Dawson writes about Bentonville basketball star Malik Monk getting ready to announce a short list of his schools next week and who else the Razorbacks are bringing in for official visits. This story is free and courtesy of the NWA Chevy Dealers. Click the banner to learn more.

The next step in the recruiting saga of Bentonville basketball star Malik Monk will happen next Tuesday night.

Monk (6-4, 190), ranked the seventh-best player nationally in the 2016 class by Scout. com, will release his shortened list of schools.

Arkansas and Kentucky are expected to be two of the teams on the list, which will likely be revealed on “The Raw Report”, a new radio show airing in Northwest Arkansas on The Fan 99.5 nightly between 7-8 p.m.

“I am pretty sure we are going to do it Tuesday on the show,” noted Marcus Monk, the player’s brother and former Razorback football and basketball star.

“We will be finalizing up all the official visit dates by Monday and then we’ll go from there.”

Arkansas has anywhere from 6-8 scholarships to give in what will be one of the largest recruiting classes in awhile.

Technically the class already has two commitments in former Little Rock Parkview star and current Holmes Community College junior college All-American Daryl Macon (6-3, 180) and 2015 Razorback back signee Ted Kapita (6-9, 240).

Macon, who committed to Arkansas this summer, averaged  23 points last season for Holmes as a true freshman and is a deadly outside shooter.

Kapita will spend at least a semester and maybe the full year at Spire Academy in Geneva, Ohio.

Arkansas has also set up several official visits with Grand Prairie, Texas, South Grand Prairie small forward Cameron McGriff (6-7, 215) being the first one in on Sept 4-6.

He’ll be followed in by Little Rock Southwest Christian Academy forward Eric Curry (6-8, 210) and Motlow, Tenn., State point guard Jaylen Barford (6-4, 200) on Sept. 18-20.

St. Louis, Mo.,  Chaminade power forward Tyler Cook (6-9, 240) will take his official visit to Arkansas on either Sept. 25-27 or Oct. 3-5.

Campti, La., small forward Adrio Bailey (6-6, 205) is scheduled to visit the Razorbacks officially on Oct. 24-26.

Arkansas is also known to be interested in Memphis, Tenn., point guard Jaylen Fisher (6-1, 165), Van Buren forward Mitchell Smith (6-10, 215), Warner, Okla., Connors State Community College forward Arlando Cook (6-8, 200), Middleton, Deleware center Seedee Keita (6-10, 225) and Arlington, Texas, Seguin shooting guard Josh Parrish (6-5, 200).

No word on dates of possible official visits to Arkansas for those prospects as of yet.

Tyler Cook

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