MATTHEWS, N.C. — The 2018 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion officially tipped off Monday evening when Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk signed free autographs at AAA Collectibles in Matthews, N.C., for more than 200 collectors, Hornets fans and Kentucky Wildcats supporters.

In addition to signing exclusive Panini NBA Player of the Day photos featuring Monk’s 2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball Rookie Card, the rookie sharpshooter signed jerseys, basketballs, posters, hats and anything else collectors put in front of him. Additionally, nearly every guest posed for a selfie with the rookie star and one fan even had Monk greet her son via FaceTime.