Ed Cooley continues to build his 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of Kris Monroe from Raleigh, NC. Monroe is a 6-7 forward who plays for St. David School in Raleigh and Team Wall on the AAU circuit. Monroe held offers from NC State, BC, and URI before making the pledge to the Friars this evening. Kris Monroe becomes Ed Cooley’s second commitment for the 2018 class, with the first being AJ Reeves back in June.
According to St. David School’s website Kris Monroe was the EPIC (Eastern Plains Independent Conference) player of the year, averaging 19 ppg and 9 rpg for his junior season. He lead his school to a conference title and a 20-7 record overall. I myself hadn’t heard much about Monroe but from watching his tape you can see what Cooley sees in the player. He has a college ready frame and he can really shoot the ball. He reminds me a lot of Rodney Bullock with his combination of scoring around the rim and from distance. While it appears he lacks explosiveness , it looks like he really has a nice shooting stroke. Monroe may not headline a recruiting class but he has the makings of being a very productive player in college.
With his second commitment in the fold Cooley has three spots left to fill for 2018, It should be interesting to track PC’s recruitment of Georgia native and ESPN Top 100 Khavon Moore, as Monroe plays the same position. Friar fans are also going to be intently waiting on decisions from Providence native David Duke and Maryland’s Noah Locke. Cooley appears to be in good shape with both players, as Duke plays on the same AAU team with AJ Reeves and Locke recently included PC in his final 8 schools.