Chris Monroe to join Tony Taylor in basketball showcase

Men’s basketball all-time leading scorer Chris Monroe will join fellow former Colonial Tony Taylor in competing with a new post-college league, the Basketball Alumni Legends League.

The league, also known as The-BALL, will pit a team of former Philadelphia-area college players against a similar team from the District in an Aug. 4 showcase at the Smith Center.

“We are pleased to have @GWGeorge all-time leading scorer Chris Monroe on our DC team roster,” the league’s Twitter account said.

Monroe, a 2003 graduate, scored 2,249 points during his four-year career with the men’s basketball program from 1999 to 2003, the most in program history. His career point total is also the third-most of any player in Atlantic 10 Conference history.

He also ranks 10th all-time in rebounding at GW, making him one of just four players to be inside the program’s career Top 10 in both scoring and rebounding. Monroe also holds GW career records in free throws made (720) and attempted (1,096), and last played professionally in the Ukraine.

This year, Monroe was inducted into the GW Athletics Hall of Fame.

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