Mikal Monette grew up playing basketball in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Monette was a 3-year starter for Coach Ray Rodriguez at Cibola High School. At Cibola, Monette broke and still holds school career records in scoring, rebounding and double doubles. Monette was a two-time All State Selection, three time All District Selection, and City Player of the year his Senior Season.
Post high school, Monette chose to walk on at The University of New Mexico where he started a handful of games and contributed off the bench his freshman and sophomore seasons. After his sophomore year with the Lobos, Monette transferred to Eastern New Mexico University to play for the Greyhounds. At Eastern, Monette was a two time All Conference Selection in the Lone Star Athletic Conference. Additionally, Monette led the Greyhounds in points and rebounds.
Monette received a double major from ENMU in Business and Marketing and has been working with EYG since 2011, while serving the Albuquerque community in law enforcement.