BY HUNTER DONELSON
Deon Monroe earned Class 5 All-State honors after an amazing season with the Truman girls’ varsity basketball team. Monroe is the only sophomore on the All-State team this year which makes it all the more unique.
Monroe seemed excited but also wanted to make it clear that it wasn’t just a individual achievement. “It’s a great feeling of course. But I wouldn’t have been able to do it without our great coach and great teammates that helped me a lot,” Monroe said.
Becoming an all-state athlete isn’t something that happens overnight and what it may take to get there isn’t something all athletes can find within themselves. “I had to push myself and step out of my comfort zone a little bit to be the player my team needed me to be and my teammates helped me do that,” Monroe said.
Monroe got it done on the offensive end putting up a consistent 17 points per game. She also racked up 10 rebounds a game which is rather rare for point guards like Monroe. Deon was valuable on the defensive end pick-pocketing opposing players with 2 steals per game.
Monroe had a great season this year and now has a spot on the All-State team to show for it. Going into her junior year next season we’ll need her to take over the leadership role as we look to advance to the state tournament after falling a game shy this past season.