Five-star UK basketball signee Malik Monk will lead Bentonville (Ark.) against El Dorado (Ark.) in a nationally televised game Friday.
The game is scheduled to be shown live on ESPNU at 5:30 p.m., and it will immediately follow ESPNU’s half-hour Recruiting Nation program.
Monk, who signed with the Wildcats in November, is considered to be one of the top five overall players in the recruiting class of 2016. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is arguably the nation’s most electric offensive player, and he’s coming off of a 45-point performance earlier this week. Monk scored 53 points in a game in December.
El Dorado’s roster includes four-star junior post player Daniel Gafford, who is ranked by Rivals.com and 247Sports as the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2017. Gafford has committed to Arkansas.