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UK basketball signee Malik Monk will play on ESPNU on Friday

UK basketball signee Malik Monk will play on ESPNU on Friday. Monk is considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2016.
UK basketball signee Malik Monk will play on ESPNU on Friday. Monk is considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2016. Herald-Leader

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.

Ben Roberts: 859-231-3216, @NextCats

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