Malik Monk on UCLA: “I think it’s going to be a fun game.”

Malik Monk (Vicky Graff Photo)

Malik Monk (Vicky Graff Photo)

Here are some thoughts that Malik Monk shared Friday about playing UCLA on Saturday.

On if he knows UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball …
“I played with him at the McDonald’s game, so yeah I know him a little bit.”

On what he thinks of Ball’s game …
“Great. He’s a great player. Every player we play is going to be great at Kentucky. So we just gotta focus on him just like we do every other player and just try to win the game.”

On how he would describe Ball’s game …
“I mean, you can’t describe it. He does everything so well. Like I said before, great player.”

On if this is the type of matchup they look forward to …
“Yeah, I mean up-and-down game. We both want to play up and down, and we both do that. I think it’s going to be a fun game.”

On if he licks his chops knowing the other team also wants to get up and down …
“I lick my chops every game because whatever any team tries to make us do we’re going to do the opposite. We’re just going to play how we play. I don’t think anybody’s been able to stop that yet.”

On Ball’s odd shooting form …
“I played against him in high school too. I saw it was weird, but I mean it goes in so it works for him.”

On where UCLA can hurt Kentucky …
“We’re aware of every team. I think every team is going to try to beat us with 3s, and they shoot the 3 great. We just have to focus – like we do with every other team – on our game plan.”

On UCLA’s guards …
“Great. They’re a great team, like I said. They’re a guard-oriented team, just like us. They’re a great group. We just have to focus on every game plan and focus on every play like it’s our last, and I think we’ll do that.”

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