Monmouth yanks scholarship of former Roselle Catholic hoops standout


It was not my decision to leave the team," said Sarr, a 6-8 forward. "I wanted to stay with the team and try to do something wonderful.

"I don't know how much I'm allowed to say about it, but (Rice) told me I was not doing what he wanted me to do."

The Monmouth men's basketball program issued a "no comment" when asked about Sarr's status. In addition, Monmouth athletic director Dr. Marilyn McNeill was not available for comment on Monday.

"I was very surprised when it happened," Sarr said. "Now I just want to stay in school and graduate. I will not be playing basketball at Monmouth anymore."

A native of Senegal, Sarr was the second player from an NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winning team to play at Monmouth. The first was Jhamar Youngblood, who played at St. Patrick, now the Patrick School, and was the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year in 2007. Like Sarr, Youngblood did not finish his career with the Hawks, playing his final two seasons at Rider.

As the 2017-18 season was coming to an end, Sarr’s playing time diminished. He did not play in the final four games, and did not play in eight games during the season, averaging 9.7 minutes-per-game for the season. He averaged 3.1 points-per-game and 2.8 rebounds last season.

The departure of Sarr and Seaborn leaves center Diago Quinn as the only senior on the Monmouth roster.

Stephen Edelson: sedelson@gannettnj.com;

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