Standing at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, Mason Monroe isn't that imposing. However Monroe's ability on the court can be intimidating to his opponents. The sophomore point guard averaged 17.8 points and 2.9 assists per game this season for the 15-18 regional runners-up.
"We played well after getting off to a slow start," said Monroe. "It took me deciding to get in the gym all the time and work on my game," he continued.
And what does Monroe want to improve during the off-season?
"I'm working on attacking with my right hand," said the left-hander. "I'm working on getting to the rim all the time, whenever I want, not settling for the jumper. I'm working on becoming a great on the ball defender as well as help-side defender," he continued.
Monroe has his focus in the right places to become a better player. But he's already got many strengths that have helped him become one of the state's top young players.
"I'm aggressive, a good teammate, stay positive and I'm never intimidated. I'm always calm and collected," he said. "I can create off the bounce either for a shot or pass to a teammate. I have the ability to get to the free-throw line for jump shots," he continued.
Monroe is already hearing from Belmont and Oklahoma State at this stage, but he's looking forward to playing AAU ball this spring and summer against quality competition, where he'll be seen by more schools.
"I'm looking forward to playing in the big tournaments, like nationals and super showcase and the NCAA certified tournaments," he said. "I like seeing guys I don't normally get to see," he finished.
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