Monceaux Will Miss Summer Circuit

Birmingham (AL) Parkway Christian PG Jeremy Monceaux had surgery Monday to repair an ACL injury he recently suffered. Monceaux, one of the most prolific scorers in the Class of 2002, will miss the remainder of the summer recruiting period.

Monceaux To Miss July

A mid-air collision at a recent AAU tournament will cost PG Jeremy Monceaux a trip around the summer circuit. Monceaux underwent ACL surgery on Monday and could be back in time to play with his high school team this season.

"He was in the air going in for a lay up in a game and went up to shoot and the post player came across the lane and he twisted his legs with the other guy," Dave Monceaux, Jeremy's father and coach, told BlueChipHoops. "It actually happened in the air. When he hit the floor it was already done."

The injury deals with the anterior cruciate ligament. The diagnosis is actually a frayed or disturbed ACL. According to the elder Monceaux, it wasn't a complete ACL injury but the nature of the injury forces the surgery. The same doctor who operated on Scottie Pippen and Ousmane Cisse performed the surgery on Monday.

"I'm feeling OK," Jeremy Monceaux said. "I had a rough [Monday] night when my blood pressure went up. I think I just needed to get home.

"I was pretty excited [about July] and I thought I was playing well. They said I could have taken a chance of ending my whole career and playing, but I wanted to play my high school season."

Monceaux said his is receiving interest from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Alabama-Birmingham and from a number of ACC and SEC programs. A lot of schools had planned on watching him in July.

Monceaux won't jump immediately for a school, but admitted he would be inclined to think seriously about schools that make a strong pitch. "If it's a good opportunity [I'll take the offer]," Monceaux said. "Then again, I am going to try and wait it out to see the best situation. Maybe this will be an even better way to find out where I am supposed to be."

Monceaux is a talented prospect that is one of the all-time leading scorers in all of high school basketball. The injury comes at a time when schools were poised to evaluate him during the summer open period. Surely, I speak for everyone in saying we wish him a speedy and successful recovery. We understand his doctor is very hopeful for a complete recovery and we hope he can return to put the finishing touch on what has been a stellar high school career to date.

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