Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe vs Wizards 2014.jpg
Monroe with the Pistons
Free Agent
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1990-06-04) June 4, 1990 (age 24)
Harvey, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Helen Cox (Harvey, Louisiana)
College Georgetown (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102014 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 last played 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.

Early years[edit]

Monroe attended Helen Cox High School in Harvey, Louisiana. As a senior in 2008 he was selected to the McDonald's All-American Team and earned Parade Magazine All-America first team honors.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2010–present)[edit]

Monroe was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. On July 6, 2010, Monroe signed with the Pistons.[1] Monroe will be the last Pistons player to wear the #10 jersey, as the Pistons retired the number for Dennis Rodman at halftime of a game against the Bulls on April 1, 2011.[2]

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 thus far with 27 points and 12 rebounds on 11–17 shooting.

On May 4, 2011, Greg Monroe placed 6th in NBA Rookie of the Year voting totals, finishing closely behind Gary Neal of San Antonio.[3]

During to the 2011 NBA lockout, Monroe played in and started all of Detroit's 66 games. On February 8, 2012, Monroe 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.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Detroit 80 48 27.8 .551 .000 .622 7.5 1.3 1.2 .6 9.4
2011–12 Detroit 66 66 31.5 .521 .000 .739 9.7 2.3 1.3 .7 15.4
2012–13 Detroit 81 81 33.2 .486 .000 .689 9.6 3.5 1.3 .7 16.0
2013–14 Detroit 82 82 32.8 .497 .000 .657 9.3 2.1 1.1 .6 15.2
Career 309 277 31.3 .508 .000 .680 9.0 2.3 1.2 .6 13.9

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