Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk -- the 11th overall pick in the draft -- was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning ... and was cited by cops for careless driving.
According to police documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas around 5:46 AM when his red 2002 Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a gate.
University police responded and cited the 20-year-old for careless driving and no proof of insurance.
The car was pretty jacked up and was towed to a nearby impound lot. Monk was allowed to retrieve his personal items which included money, basketballs, shoes and jerseys.
Monk told police, "I was driving, looked down for a second then I just hit a bump. Happened fast."
No word if he was injured in the wreck. The Hornets don't play until Thursday.
Monk was born and raised in Arkansas. He played college ball at Kentucky.