Malik Monk regularly electrified the Kentucky basketball faithful, always giving his best effort and earning the respect of those who trekked out to watch the Wildcats play.
He certainly did everything he could do to imprint his name in the minds of one of the most loyal fans in college basketball, but it appears as if they left a mark on him, too.
On Tuesday, Monk tweeted out his appreciation for the continued support he received as a member of the Kentucky basketball team this season.
In his address to Big Blue Nation, Monk likely tipped his hand that he will not be returning for a sophomore collegiate season. After averaging nearly 20 points per game and proving to be an explosive and capable playmaker, Monk will likely declare for the draft.
It is becoming increasingly rare for players who find success at the traditional college basketball powerhouses to stick around more than one year.
Malik Monk won’t be the first overall pick in the draft, but he’ll still cash in with a sizable payday as a lottery pick.