Malik Monk impresses at workout with Phoenix Suns

UPDATED: This piece has been updated with video from Monk’s workout at the bottom of the post.

Kentucky guard Malik Monk broke the program’s freshman scoring record last season when he netted 754 points in 38 games. It was one of many records the freshman sharpshooter from Lepanto, Arkansas, set in his one season at UK.

On Tuesday, Monk put on a show for the Phoenix Suns in a pre-draft workout.

“(Monk) had one of the best shooting performances we’ve seen from deep with a workout over the past few years,” Suns assistant general manager Pat Connelly said, according to a tweet from the Suns.

A consensus second team All-American, Monk was tabbed the Southeastern Conference Player of the year by the Associated Press, the SEC Freshman of the Year by the league’s head coaches and won the Jerry West Award, presented to the top shooting guard in the country. Monk broke the Kentucky freshman single-game scoring record when he put up 47 points against eventual national champion North Carolina on Dec. 17.

The Suns, which already have former Kentucky and John Calipari guards Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, hold the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (June 22, ESPN at 7 p.m. ET).

The latest mock drafts by ESPN NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford and Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress have Monk going eighth to the New York Knicks and the Suns taking Monk’s backcourt teammate at UK De’Aaron Fox at No. 4.