Former Monroe High School basketball star Colby Kyle gave up select soccer in ninth grade to focus on hoops. Kyle, pictured during “The Crawsover” pro-am league last summer, is now a sophomore on the Princeton University men’s basketball team. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Former Monroe High School basketball star Colby Kyle gave up select soccer in ninth grade to focus on hoops. Kyle, pictured during “The Crawsover” pro-am league last summer, is now a sophomore on the Princeton University men’s basketball team. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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