As the April 25th deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft draws closer with easing passing day, we can't help but wonder whether Greg Monroe is actually considering sticking around for one more year on the Hilltop. While nearly all of the underclassmen rumored to be bouncing early to start getting paid more than they did in college have given some indication whether or not they are doing so, Monroe has been strangely quiet. Almost too quiet.
In a heroic act of actual journalism, we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON contacted an anonymous source close to the 6'11" sophomore to try to get a sense of which way he's leaning. Our source has seen Monroe play hoops since Greg was 14 years old, and while our conversation didn't provide a definite answer to the question we're all wondering, it did reveal some interesting information that could provide credence to those championing the belief that Monroe will indeed be back at Georgetown for his junior year.
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Here are some takeaways from our exclusive conversation with our exclusive anonymous source:
- The source was pleased with Monroe's development in his sophomore year, as he was more aggressive on both ends of the court and as a vocal leader. While the source says he has told Greg to dunk the ball more often, Monroe maintains that he's 6'11' and doesn't always need to. The source equates his demeanor to Tim Duncan's, since he doesn't like to show people up on the court.
- The passing ability Monroe possesses is natural and he's had it since our source first set eyes on him when Greg was a youngster. Put simply, Monroe likes to pass.