April 16, 1968 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||St. Maria Goretti
|College||NC State (1987–1991)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|1995–1997||Florida Beach Dogs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rodney Monroe (born April 16, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and other leagues. He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (30th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA draft. A 6'3" (1.90 m) shooting guard, Monroe played only one year in the NBA with the Hawks during the 1991–92 season, appearing in 38 games and scoring a total of 131 points. Monroe also played professionally in Australia, Greece, Israel, Italy (for Carne Montana Forli (1998–1999)), Fabriano Basket a.k.a. Banca Marche Fabriano (1999–2002) and Euro Roseto (2002–2003), Spain, and the Philippines. Currently, Monroe is the director of basketball operations and men's basketball coach at SouthLake Christian Academy in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Monroe played collegiately at North Carolina State and was the Atlantic a Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1991 after averaging 27.0 points per game. He broke David Thompson's school scoring record at NC State and is fourth on the ACC's all-time scoring list with 2,551 career points. In 2002, Monroe was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history. "Fire and Ice" was the popular nickname given to Monroe and backcourt teammate Chris Corchiani during their years with the Wolfpack.