The professional NBA player, Malik Monk, has a brother, but does he have a sister? Let’s find out in this article.
Born on February 4, 1998, Malik Ahmad Monk is an American professional basketball player.
He currently plays for the Sacramento Kings on a two-year $19.42 million contract, signed in July 2022, that runs throughout the 2023-24 season.
An alumnus of the University of Kentucky, Malik stood his ground about being a five-star recruit after setting a freshman record, scoring 47 points.
No doubt, Monk would win the Freshman of the Year title.
Subsequently, after his freshman year, Malik went for the NBA draft.
Unfortunately, Monk missed the entire 2017 NBA Summer League due to his leg injury during a pre-draft workout.
He got back to the game shortly after his significant improvement regarding his shots selections and coverages.
Having played five seasons with the Hornets, Malik signed a trade exception salary deal with the LA Lakers on August 6, 2021.
There, he scored his then-career-high 41 points over the Nuggets on April 10, 2022.
Malik then signed with the Kings & scored his career-high 45 points against the LA Clippers on February 24, 2023.
Malik Monk Sister: Meet Family & Brother
No, the professional NBA player does not have a sister, in fact, he has a brother named Marcus Monk, who is a former professional football wider receiver.
Marcus Monk is the older brother of the professional basketball player Malik Monk. Born to his parents, Michael Scales and Jacaynlene Monk, the Monk family lived in Lepanto, Arkansas.
The Monk brothers have a pretty good relationship with each other, as they both started playing basketball at an early age.
Marcus being the elder brother, pushed his little brother to be a great athlete.
Marcus Monk Excelled In Football & Basketball
Monk was a very hardworking and talented student, he even received the title of Valedictorian of his graduating class.
He excelled in all his activities, including basketball and football. Moreover, he got the National Football Foundation’s School Athlete of the Year award in 2004.
During his high school football career, Marcus improved further, and by 2006, in his junior season, he broke his previous statistical score.
The talented player helped Arkansas win the SEC West Division championship, where he broke the school record with 11 touchdown passes caught and averaged 19.2 yards per catch.
The Chicago Bears selected Marcus in the seventh round, 248th overall of the 2008 NFL Draft.
However, they released him subsequently & was claimed off the waiver by New York Giants but only to see another waive after a month.
Along with football, Marcus excelled in basketball & played for the Razorbacks during his career years.
However, on February 16, 2009, the University of Arkansas removed Marcus from the rooster for an undisclosed yet suspected to be NCCA rules infraction.
So, he would leave for Germany and signed with Hertener Lowen of the German ProB League in 2010.
Marcus is now a certified player agent at Excel Sports Management (January 2020- now). Previously, he was an executive director of Monk Promotional Management Group from November 2015 to January 2020.
As for his younger brother, Malik, he is still in contract with the Sacramento Kings.