Tyheim Monroe joined the 1,000-point club during Cabrini’s game against Montclair State University on Dec. 30, 2017. The 37th Roosevelt’s 21st Greyhound Classic First Round Game took place in Bethlehem, Pa. Monroe had a total of 26 points during this game.
“We knew going in that Tyheim was close. He had a good game and got the 1k,” sophomore forward Ryan Charity said.
Monroe knew he was close to reaching his 1,000 points because his father told him before the game how many points he needed to score in order to reach 1,000.
“To be honest I knew he was going to get it in that game, but being on the road I wasn’t really sure which point was his 1,000th during the game,” men’s basketball coach Tim McDonald said.
Monroe looked up at the score board, knew the points he needed to reach that goal and shot at the free throw line.
“It was an easy shot,” Monroe said.
Since the game was away, not at Cabrini, it was an excitement only Monroe, his family, teammates and coach felt.
“I can’t help but to thank them (his team) because they helped me to be where I am today,” Monroe said.
Monroe has been playing since he was 6 years old. His motivation for playing is his family and especially his brothers because they look up to him.
“Stay focused and keep grinding. As long as he stays positive and continues to play with heart then I am sure he will have a long career after college,” Charity said.
Tyheim Monroe is a junior so he still has one more year left to play at Cabrini University and his coach, Tim McDonald, is excited for another year with Monroe on the court.
“Tyheim has been a consistent and dominant player for us and the best part is we still have him for another year after this,” coach McDonald said.
Going into the future Monroe plans on pursuing his business career, but he wants to go pro first.
“Basketball means everything to me and basically everyone around me played a sport so it was either basketball or football, and I chose basketball,” Monroe said