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Kentucky’s Malik Monk wins 2017 Jerry West Award

Monk adds another piece of hardware.

UCLA v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Malik Monk of the Kentucky Wildcats is this year’s recipient of the 2017 Jerry West Award!

Monk, a freshman guard, averaged 19.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game en route to winning the award handed out to the best shooting guard in the country. The Lepanto, Arkansas native helped lead the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance this season and also collected a share of the SEC’s Player of the Year award along with South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell.

Congrats to Monk on yet another accolade!