February 18, 2008
Monroe Named SAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba College’s Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA/Heritage HS) has been named South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week for the week ending Feb. 17. It was announced by league officials on Monday.
A senior center, Monroe averaged 23.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in leading Catawba to a pair of league wins over Newberry (107-103 in double overtime) on the road Wednesday and Mars Hill (80-78) at home on Saturday. He carried Catawba to the win over Newberry as he finished with career-highs of 35 points and 16 rebounds and hit 14-of-17 shots. He posted 11 points and seven rebounds against Mars Hill.
Monroe averages 11.5 points a game including 14.2 points per contest against league foes to go along with 5.3 rebounds per game.
The South Atlantic Conference Basketball Players Of The Week are voted on by the league’s eight sports information directors.