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Lucas Monroe

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Strengths: Monroe is a lefty combo guard with bags of potential. He plays with poise and composure beyond his years. He was one of the primary ball handlers for Abington his year as a freshman, and he handled the pressure that came with that role extremely well. He has good height and length for a guard. His game is centered around his smooth jumper. He has a high release and gets good elevation. He is most dangerous when operating in the pick and roll, as he often comes off a screen and gets his shot off extremely quickly and accurately. Monroe also has impressive distribution skills for a rising sophomore, unselfishly getting his teammates involved on a regular basis. On defense he uses his length and lateral quickness to bother opposing players.

Weaknesses: While his left hand his is great, his right hand needs to improve. When defenders force him to his right he does struggle to be as productive offensively because it takes away his slashing potential. He also needs to improve his handle a bit. With a tighter handle and a better right hand, Monroe will become even more challenging for defenders to guard.

Overall: Monroe is one of the top guards in the city for his class. Playing with Philly Pride right now on the AAU circuit, he is part of a very talented team that will continue to help him grow as a player in the coming years. In addition, he will be shouldering even more scoring responsibility next year for the Ghosts now that he has a year of high school experience under his belt. Look for Division I coaches to be on his case before long. If he can develop his off hand and continue to improve his body he certainly has a chance to end up in high-major territory.