Written by: Carson Cook
Former star guard at Archbishop Riordan High School, Bryce Monroe will be transferring from Sam Houston State University to The University of San Diego.
San Francisco native Bryce Monroe attended Archbishop Riordan High School, where he received the 2019-2020 Kevin Restani Basketball Trophy, led Riordan to their first WCAL championship since 2007, averaged 20.2 points per game, and was named All-WCAL first team for his third straight season. The 5’10 point guard committed to Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2019.
In just one season with the Bearkats Monroe showed flashes, scoring double digits in 14 of his 28 games played, shooting 84.1% from the free throw line, and dishing out 2.8 assists per game. Monroe’s biggest game of the year came against SE Louisiana where he scored 26 points with four dimes. As a freshman Monroe showed the ability to lead while on the court, and score the ball at a high rate, averaging 10,1 points per game. The Sam Houston Bearkats finished third in the Southland division, behind Nicholis and Abilene Christian. After a great freshman year in Houston, Monroe has decided to transfer from Sam Houston State to The University of San Diego.
Before committing to The University of San Diego Monroe had multiple other schools looking at him. Monroe received interest from Washington State, Rhode Island, UC San Diego, Utah Valley, Seattle U, New Mexico State, Southern Illinois, Bryant, Florida Gulf coast, Texas A&m-CC, SFA, Montana State, Appalachian State. Monroe felt that USD was the best fit for what he was looking for. When asked what stood out to him about USD Monroe said, “What stood out to me was their attention to detail, how much they really loved my game, and how they saw the areas where I could get better. I think this will be the best fit because of how the whole San Diego staff wants to play and not only play but how they want to work to achieve those goals.” Monroe will have to go to USD ready to work, USD finished 3-11 last season and will look to Monroe to score the ball and be a big piece of the future for their program.