Monroe Could Be Pirates Treasure

Carlos Monroe is back playing and that means he can't fly under the radar any longer. The 6-foot-7 forward out of Cape Coral has a pair of schools he's interested in.

Sometimes transferring doesn't quite go as planned. Take Carlos Monroe for instance. The 6-foot-7 power forward out of Cape Coral High in Florida, recently became eligible after transferring from Monsignor Bonner in Philly.

In the early part of January, Monroe was finally cleared to play. He missed action while he got his academics up to speed.

"It was for my grades as I transferred from Monsignor Bonnor," Monroe said. "They just weren't up to par. Everything is much better now."

Two schools never forgot about Monroe while he straightened out his classroom situation. "Right now my top choices are East Carolina and Virginia Tech," Monroe said. East Tennessee State watched him Tuesday evening.

"East Carolina offered early in the year and so did Virginia Tech. They're still showing interest while everything is going on with my grades. They're top schools and they still showed interest."

ECU, Temple, Florida State, Marshall and LaSalle have seen him play this season but it's the Pirates that are on top of the list.

"I know they're whole team," Monroe said. "I played with their whole team and I played against their team. I played with or against at least 8 of their players."

Monroe has all of his official visits remaining if he should need to take the trips.

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