Kris Monroe became the second member of the Providence College basketball team to enter the transfer portal after Sophomore Greg Gantt confirmed his intention to transfer on his Instragram this past Saturday. Monroe was a part of the highly touted four-man recruiting class that featured David Duke, A.J. Reeves, and Jimmy Nichols.
Despite being labeled as a shooter and taking the 75.8% of his attempted field goals from beyond the arc, Monroe connected on a just 9 of 50 (18%) three-pointers over his three years with the Friars. The 6’8” Junior Forward never really got his footing in the rotation but was always noticeably into the game, even from the bench. His best game as a Friar came in the season opener this past season against Fairfield at Alumni Hall. Monroe scored a career-high 8 points on 3-5 shooting (1-2 from three) and added 3 boards, 2 assists, and a block in 14 minutes of action. Despite the lack of playing time, his 8 point career-high is remarkably just 1 point shy of Greg Gantt’s career-high as a Friar…which seems insane, but is true.
Monroe also held offers from the likes of Boston College, URI, Charlotte, Old Dominion, and his home state NC State Wolfpack. Most of those schools have recent ties to Providence College which is oddly interesting.
Makai Ashton-Langford transferred to Boston College after two years with the Friars.
URI Sucks. That’s just a fact.
NC State nabbed Friar target and NC homegrown Breon Pass for next year’s squad who I can’t wait to watch play.
If I had to take a guess at which one of those teams Monroe could likely wind up with, I think I would go with Charlotte. He would be back in his home state and would immediately compete for minutes. Monroe showed up noticeable slimmer for this past season and it was immediately apparent that he put in the work to shed some pounds and elevate his play on the defensive end. That hard work should pay off wherever he’s headed to finish out his education and basketball career.
Best of luck Kris.
Once A Friar, Always A Friar.