Monroe with the Pistons
|No. 10 – Detroit Pistons|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
June 4, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Helen Cox (Harvey, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gregory Keith Monroe, Jr. (born June 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Pistons in the 2010 NBA draft with the 7th overall pick. In his freshman season at Georgetown University, he was named Big East Rookie of the Year. Monroe will be the last Pistons player to wear the #10 jersey, after the Pistons retired the number for Dennis Rodman at halftime of a game against the Bulls on April 1, 2011.
High school career
Monroe attended Helen Cox High School in Harvey, Louisiana. As a senior in 2007–08, he was named a McDonald's All-American and earned Parade All-America first team honors after averaging 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.
In his freshman season at Georgetown, Monroe was named the Big East Rookie of the Year and earned Big East All-Rookie team and CBSSports.com NCAA Freshman All-American first team honors. In 31 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.5 blocks in 30.9 minutes per game.
In his sophomore season, Monroe was named to the All-Big East first team, Big East All-Tournament team, USBWA All-District II team, NABC Division I All-District 5 first team, AP NCAA All-America third team and NABC Division I All-America third team. In 34 games, he averaged 16.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks in 34.2 minutes per game.
On April 17, 2010, Monroe declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.
Detroit Pistons (2010–present)
Monroe made his NBA regular season debut on October 30, 2010 against the Chicago Bulls. He came off the bench to score 2 points and 3 rebounds in 7 minutes. After coming off the bench for the first month of the season, Monroe made his first career start on December 10, 2010 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In this game, Monroe recorded eight points, fifteen rebounds and a block in 35 minutes of action. Despite a slow start to the season, Monroe's production increased in 2011 as he became a solid scorer and rebounder for the rebuilding Pistons. On February 23, 2011, against the Indiana Pacers, Monroe had his best game of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds on 11–17 shooting.
During the 2011–12 season, Monroe played in and started all of Detroit's 66 games. On February 8, 2012, he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge. Monroe and teammate Brandon Knight were both selected for Team Shaq, despite them being drafted in different years.
On June 30, 2014, the Pistons tendered a one-year qualifying offer to make Monroe a restricted free agent. On September 8, 2014, it was announced Monroe signed the Pistons' qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent in 2015. The next day, the NBA suspended Monroe without pay for the first two games of the 2014–15 season for driving while visibly impaired in February 2014. On December 3, 2014, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 102-109 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics. On April 8, 2015, he returned to action after missing 11 games with a knee injury to record 19 points and 10 rebounds in another loss to the Celtics.
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons 109-102
- Celtics eliminate Pistons from race, 113-103