July 12, 1973 |
|Listed height||190 cm (6.2 ft)|
|Listed weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
|2006–2007||1º de Agosto|
|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.
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.
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.
- Gerson Monteiro @ AfricaBasket.com (subscription only)
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