Kyle Monroe is Ashwaubenon High School basketball’s career scoring leader. Since the season’s not over, he can build on his own record. He can also, you know, score some more next year. When he’s a senior.
Monroe has scored 1,117 career points, breaking former Jaguar Ryan Borowitz’ mark of 1,100 career points. Monroe’s 486 points this season also breaks the school’s single-season mark.
“It's really a surreal feeling,” said Monroe of the records. “I still don't think it's really hit me yet. When you look back at it later in life, I think it will be a really cool thing to have.”
Monroe is getting attention from some small Division 1 schools, including Lehigh, Bucknell and some interest from UW-Green Bay. His coach says, as impressive as the scoring is, Monroe’s passing and defense really define his all-around game.
“There's been several times we've said, despite the offensive load you've got to carry, we need you to guard this particular guy who's one of their best players,” said Jaguars head coach John Miron, “and he's done a nice job with that.”
Monroe says he’s always had a knack for scoring. He’s worked hard on using opposing defenses’ attention on him to find teammates.
“Passing out, finding open shots whether it's threes or cutters to the hoop, I think that's something I've been working on a lot this year,” said Monroe.
Monroe and Ashwaubenon are part of a talent-laden WIAA Division 2 bracket. To get to the sectional finals, the Jaguars potentially could have to go through West De Pere and Seymour. Pulaski, the team that knocked Ashwaubenon out of the post-season last year in overtime, also could stand between them and a sectional final appearance.