Gerson Monteiro

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Gerson Monteiro
Personal information
Born (1973-07-12) July 12, 1973 (age 43)
Benguela, Angola
Nationality Portuguese-Angolan
Listed height 190 cm (6.2 ft)
Listed weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1991–2010
Position Forward
Career history
2000–2001 Barreirense
2001 Ovarense
2002–2003 Barreirense
2004–2006 Petro Atlético
2006–2007 1º de Agosto
2007–2008 Lusitânia
2008–2010 Recreativo do Libolo

Walter Gerson Correia da Rocha Monteiro (born 12 July 1973 in Benguela, Angola) is a former Angolan professional basketball player. He was a member of the Angola national basketball team. He is also a Portuguese citizen. He ended his career playing for Recreativo do Libolo at the Angolan major basketball league BAI Basket.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

From 1993 to 2003, Monteiro played on various clubs in Portugal, including Ovarense, Oliveirense, and Barreirense. In 2004, he attempted to join the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, but was cut during pre-season camp. Afterwards, Monteiro returned to his native Angola, playing for Petro Atlético, where he won one title, before moving to Primeiro de Agosto and finally to Recreativo do Libolo.

International[edit]

Monteiro has been a member of the Angola national basketball team since 2001 and traveled with the squad to world championships in the United States in 2002 and Japan in 2006 as well to the 2004 Olympic games in Greece, where he had the 2nd highest individual 3pt shooting percentage among all players. He won 3 consecutive titles playing for Angola at the FIBA Africa Championships and one at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

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