Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe vs Wizards 2014.jpg
Monroe with the Pistons
No. 10 – Detroit Pistons
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 career 2010–present
Career history
2010–present 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.[1]

High school career[edit]

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 Magazine All-America first team honors after averaging 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.[2]

College career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

On April 17, 2010, Monroe declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.[4]

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, he signed with the Pistons.[5]

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.

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

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.

During the 2013–14 season, Monroe recorded his third consecutive season with 1,000-plus points and 600-plus rebounds, joining Grant Hill as the only Pistons to do so since 1994–95.[7]

On June 30, 2014, the Pistons tendered a one-year qualifying offer to make Monroe a restricted free agent.[8] On September 8, 2014, it was announced Monroe signed the Pistons' qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent in 2015.[9] 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.[10]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit Pistons To Retire Dennis Rodman’s #10 Jersey". NBA.com. February 11, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Greg Monroe Bio". guhoyas.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Greg Monroe Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Liz (April 17, 2010). "Greg Monroe declares for NBA draft, leaves Georgetown after two seasons". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pistons sign rookie Greg Monroe". InsideHoops.com. July 6, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blake Griffin named 2010-11 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. May 4, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Greg Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer". CBS.com. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Goodwill, Vincent (June 30, 2014). "Stuckey's stay with Pistons appears over; team declines option on Billups". DetroitNews.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Greg Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer". NBA.com. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fenech, Anthony (September 9, 2014). "Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe suspended two games for February DUI". Freep.com. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 

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