Put in the Job: 2022 Justin Monden (Legacy)
Player: Justin Monden
There’s nothing quite like seeing a player put in the work to achieve what he always wanted to achieve during his high school career. One of those players was 2022 Justin Monden from Heritage High School. He helped lead his team this year as a senior, posting good numbers. Monden is averaging 23.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg for the Huskies and when you look at his career he has come a long way.
“Personally, I think I’m playing really well and doing a much better job of impacting the game in a way that boosts my teammates. One of my big goals has definitely been consistency. The simple fact to know that constant work leads to progress. I started on JV in 9and and seeing my progress since then has been really motivating,” Monden told Phenom Hoops.
This year, Monden had expectations of himself as he wanted to show he could be the best player in the NAC. He wanted to show more of his ability to lead a team and lead as a guard. Finally, Monden wanted to show more of his ability to do the little things as a playmaker as well as score effectively.
He’s been able to do just that this season for the Huskies and that’s why schools at all levels have shown interest in him. The coaches should look more at his path and what he has been able to show with his game this season.
CN Top 80 Rating:
“We are looking at a player who understands how to play to his strengths in every possible context, Justin Monden. He’s a wiry, rambling guard prospect with the ability to act as a general on the ground or a capable off-ball threat. Monden likes to attack the midrange for quality pull-up jumpers, but can also knock down shots to a reliable clip from distance or get down effectively and make plays in the paint. He handles the ball well, sets others up at a solid pace and shows defensive tenacity at the point of attack. Then, in his development process, he works to add strength, as that would only help prepare him for the physique of the college game. Coach Adams on Monden: “Justin is a heady player. He was coachable and displayed a positive attitude. Hitting the jumpers and worked well with his teammates. Justin played with energy and selflessness. Monden had a great performance in camp and should be ready for a productive senior season as a leader for Heritage.