Kentucky has received a commitment from Malik Monk, who was ranked No. 5 by ESPN.
Monk, a native of Bentonville, Arkansas, had been the focus of a long recruiting battle between Kentucky and the in-state Razorbacks.
"This has been the toughest decision I have made in my life," Monk said in the statement. "With so many great coaches and historical programs recruiting me, it has really been a tough but fun process."
Monk is a 6'3 shooting guard and an electrifying athlete.