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Sunday, October 14, 2007

More on Monroe

Rest easy Hoyas fans. Power forward, national honor society member, and 6'10 basketball prodigy Greg Monroe will be donning the blue & gray.

Here is the report from the Washington Post:

Top Recruit Commits to Hoyas

On the same day the Georgetown men's basketball team started working on its present, its future got a major boost. Greg Monroe, a 6-foot-10 forward from Louisiana who is considered the nation's top high school senior, made an unofficial commitment to the Hoyas, according to his high school coach, Tyron Mouzon. Monroe, the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2008 according to, plans on signing a letter-of-intent when the early signing period begins Nov. 14. He is the fourth senior to unofficially commit to the Hoyas, joining 6-8 forward Chris Braswell of Hargrave Military Academy (ranked 63rd by, 6-10 forward Henry Sims of Mount Saint Joseph (64th), and 6-2 guard Jason Clark of O'Connell (89th). Mouzon said he was somewhat surprised that Monroe committed so quickly, because he still had scheduled visits to Texas, Duke and Connecticut in the upcoming weeks. Monroe visited LSU last weekend. "He originally said that he wanted to take all five visits," Mouzon said. "But he also said that once he felt good about a place, once he felt comfortable, he would make a decision." Monroe has said he was looking for a program with an established coach that has helped develop players for the NBA. On Friday night, he was part of a capacity crowd of 2,500 at McDonough Arena for Georgetown's Midnight Madness, and he was greeted with chants of "Greg Mon-roe! Greg Mon-roe!" from the students in attendance.

This is the hometown paper:

Monroe commits to Georgetown

Helen Cox center Greg Monroe, considered the top basketball prep prospect in the nation, said Saturday he'll sign with Georgetown. Monroe concluded his official visit to the Georgetown campus in Washington, D.C., by verbally committing to the defending Big East Conference champions. The surprise announcement by Monroe, a Parade Magazine All-American and Louisiana's Mr. Basketball as a junior, came shortly before Monroe and his mother, Norma, boarded an airplane for a flight home to New Orleans following a three-day visit to the nation's capitol. "(Georgetown) just felt comfortable to me,'' Monroe said briefly before boarding his return flight from Washington, D.C. "I was comfortable with the style of play.'' "Greg has committed to Georgetown,'' Helen Cox Coach Tyron Mouzon said in making the announcement for the Monroe family. "He's not going to make any other visits. He said he's not going to go anywhere else. He's going to sign during the early signing period.''

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