Greg Monroe: NBA Draft Profile

February 3rd, 2009

Greg Monroe


College: Georgetown

Class: Freshman

Position: PF

Height: 6’11”

Weight: 250lbs


Accolades: McDonald’s All-American - high school (08), First Team Parade All-American - high school (08), Third Team All-USA - USA Today - high school (08), Third Team Parade All-American - high school (07), Louisiana Mr. Basketball - high school (07).


Scouting Report: The latest offering from Big Man U.


Strengths: Lefty. Extremely poised. Great passing big man. Great length. Very versatile. Highly skilled. Can knock down the face up J. Fantastic in the high post. Has some low post moves. Very smart player - good understanding of the game. Quick for a big man. Moves his feet well on defense. Good shot blocker and ball thief.


Weaknesses: Very young - takes big men longer to develop. Is still raw/inexperienced. Needs to add strength/muscle. Not an explosive leaper. More effective facing the hoop than with his back to the basket. Sometimes struggles to get good position down low. Has to become a better rebounder.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Top five pick.


Consensus: Greg Monroe has shown his freshman season at Georgetown why he was once considered the top player in his class in high school. He definitely needs more experience and seasoning, but he eventually should be a terrific pro. 


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