Khimki Moscow Region adds Greg Monroe30 july 2020

American center Greg Monroe, who recently played for FC Bayern Munich, signed a one-year contract with our club. Welcome to Khimki family, Greg!

Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“Monroe is an experienced player who spent many years in the NBA. He is one of the few centers in the EuroLeague who can play with his back to the basket. We needed that kind of variety in our game. There are centers who play pick-and-roll, there are those who play with their backs to the basket. Greg is very good at rebounding, averaging 7-8 boards per game. I think we have put together a very strong frontline”.
Gregory Keith Monroe Jr.

Birthday June 4, 1990
Position – Center
Height – 211 cm.
Weight – 120 kg.
Nationality – USA

Sports career

Teams played:
2008-2010 – Georgetown (NCAA, USA)
2010-2015 – Detroit Pistons (NBA, USA)
2015-2017 – Milwaukee Bucks (NBA, USA)
2017-2018 – Phoenix Suns (NBA, USA)
2018 – Boston Celtics (NBA, USA)
2018-2019 – Toronto Raptors (NBA, USA)
2019 – Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers (NBA, USA)
2019-2020 – FC Bayern Munich (Germany)
Since 2020 – Khimki Moscow Region

Achievements:
2007 – Louisiana Mr. Basketball, Third-team Parade All-American
2008 – Louisiana Mr. Basketball, First-team Parade All-American, McDonald's All-American
2009 – Big East All-Rookie Team, Big East Rookie of the Year
2010 – First-team All-Big East, Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, Pete Newell Big Man Award, was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA draft with the seventh overall pick
2011 – NBA All-Rookie Second Team

In season 2019/2020 Monroe played 28 EuroLeague games (24 started), averaging 12.9 pts, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24:09 mins. In German Bundesliga Monroe averaged 13.2 pts, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals in 20:30 mins.

Throughout his career Greg Monroe played 659 NBA games (418 started), among them 27 in the NBA Playoffs. He averaged 13.2 pts, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 27:7 mins.