Arkansas Razorbacks

Kentucky's Monk becomes 2nd Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Kentucky guard Malik Monk will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, the second Wildcats' freshman in as many days to announce his departure after coming within seconds of reaching the Final Four.

Projected as an NBA lottery pick, Monk said in a statement Tuesday that he talked with family before making the decision many expected. He added, "As a little kid, these are words that I could only dream of saying."

De'Aaron Fox announced his decision to enter the June 22 draft on Monday.

The 6-foot-3 Arkansas native was Kentucky's top scorer at 19.8 points per game, highlighted by a school freshman record 47 in a 103-100 victory over North Carolina last fall....