A decommittment from incoming 6’4″ guard Omar Rowe may have opened up the gates for DU to secure a steady scorer to support Jase Townsend and Robert Jones.
DU has received a verbal commitment from 6’4″ shooting guard Eric Moenkhaus from Greenwood, Indiana and Lincoln Trail Junior College. A proven scorer, Moenkhause scored 25 points in his final game, a junior college district quarterfinals game in March. A guard/wing, Moenkhaus has displayed an efficient scoring touch at stops with Lincoln Trail College with 10.0 points per game while shooting 45.5% from the field, 42.7% from beyond the arc and 76.5% from the free throw line.
Congrats to freshman guard Eric Moenkhaus on his commitment to University of Denver. The Pioneers are getting a good one! https://t.co/JcUKD0XUVN
— Lincoln Trail Men's Basketball (@StatesmenMBB) May 4, 2020
Moenkhaus played for the Indiana Elite Force AAU team in 2018, averaging 26.3 ppg. on 61.0% shooting from the floor and 82% from the line. He told Next Student College Athlete (NSCA): I understand that coaches are also teachers and I expect my college years to continue this growth. A good college coach will not just recruit me for the next four years, but will impact me for the next fifty! On the court, I tend to be a dynamic scorer. My court awareness, identifying players that are shooting well, miss matches, and defending the opponent all aid in my success. Yet, most importantly, l conduct myself with honor and respect on and off the court.
Prep Hoops says “Moenkhaus is a pleasure to watch. He’s an old-school type of basketball player with his high IQ, impressive jumper and overall enthusiasm for the game.” And, with his shooting consistency from the floor, he could be that desperate third or fourth scorer that DU needs this upcoming season to compliment Jones and Townsend. Moenkhause appears to have a game that is more similar to Joe Rosga’s outside floor game than the recently graduated Ade Murkey slashing and penetration game.
In high school, Eric scored 15.5 ppg with 2.4 rebounds, 2 assists 1.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game shooting 47% from the floor, 31% from 3-pt. land and 76.3% from the line. Greenwoood High borders Indianapolis and is part of the tough Mid-States Conference in Indiana – a basketball mad state.
Suddenly, the Denver backcourt is very crowded with the additions of Moenkhause, Kobey Lam, and Drake Muller. The trio will be joining back-court returnees Jase Townsend, Taylyr Gatlin Roscoe Eastmond, Khalil Johnson and Ray Kowalski.