Monceaux's Back!

It hasn't been the kind of year Birmingham (AL) Parkway Christian point guard Jeremy Monceaux has expected. But, according to his father and coach, things are progressing nicely and his injured knee is coming along.

Monceaux Back In Action

Last June at an AAU event in New York, point guard Jeremy Monceaux's hopes for a big summer came crashing down. He injured his knee and had surgery to repair his ACL. Instead of hooping it up in July, he was in the initial stages of trying to recover from knee surgery.

These days, he's back in action and things are looking up. Parkway Christian is 7-1 and Monceaux is averaging 30 points a game. "He's getting better," Dave Monceaux said. "He took his brace off for the first time last game. In the first half he was a little rocky but in the second half he looked like himself. He's a little frustrated because it's his senior year and he thinks he should be better than he's ever been. But, he's doing good."

Monceaux's dad, who doubles as his high school coach, says Birmingham Southern and Jacksonville State are hitting him hard. "Then the bigger schools like North Carolina State and Wisconsin. UAB and Alabama are on him and Alabama has made an offer of sorts. They want him to redshirt a year but he's not sure about that." Central Florida is also recruiting him.

In the coming weeks, Monceaux is going to be able to test his knee against top competition. His team is scheduled to play in the Great Florida Shootout and the Glaxo Wellcome. His father said he's played his best against the best competition.

As far as being fully recovered, his father say's not yet but almost. "I would say he's pretty close. It's hard to tell. Maybe it's more psychological than it is physical."

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