January 9, 2007

Basketball notebook

The question is not who is recruiting Greg Monroe, it is who isn't recruiting the 6-foot-10 forward from Harvey (La.) Helen Cox. UConn coach Jim Calhoun and assistant Andre LaFleur had a chance to see Monroe up close and personal Friday night as the Huskies prepared for their Saturday evening matchup at LSU.

Monroe, the top-rated player in the entire 2008 class by Rivals.com, scored 19 points in Helen Cox's 56-52 victory over Karr. Last season, Monroe averaged 17 points, 11.8 rebounds and seven blocks per outing.

All the big guns are recruiting him. UConn, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, North Carolina, Southern Cal, Texas and others are in the mix for Monroe's services.

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