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Malik Monk earned a spot on the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team after putting up 22 points per game last season at Bentonville. He added to his resume with a record-setting performance Sunday.

Malik Monk set the tone early Sunday in Nike Elite Youth Basketball League play, going for a record 59 points during a double-overtime loss for his Arkansas Wings against All-Ohio Red.

The contest tipped at 8 a.m., but Monk was clearly ready for the early wake-up call.

A 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Bentonville (Ark.), Monk connected on 15 of 26 field goals – including 10 of 16 from beyond the 3-point arc – and 19 of 23 attempts from the free throw line.

Prior to Monk's eruption, the weekend's highest total during EYBL play in Sacramento was 35 points by Allonzo Trier of Oklahoma-based Athletes First.

Rated the No. 5 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 by the 247Sports Composite, Monk also added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in the 98-91 loss.

MaxPreps profiled Monk in March, detailing his move from rural Arkansas to Bentonville prior to his sophomore year.