Luis Montero

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Luis Montero
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilbraham & Monson
(Wilbraham, Massachusetts)
CollegeWestchester CC (2013–2014)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Portland Trail Blazers
2016Santa Cruz Warriors
2016–2017Sioux Falls Skyforce
2017Reno Bighorns
2017–2018Detroit Pistons
2017–2018Grand Rapids Drive
2018Reno Bighorns
2018El Millón

Luis David Montero (born April 6, 1993) is a Dominican professional basketball player. He was considered one of the top JUCO players in the United States while at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York.

Early life and college[edit]

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Montero played high school basketball at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts. He then played college basketball for Westchester Community College in 2013–14 and averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He returned to Westchester for the 2014–15 season but their season was cancelled due to transcript issues. In January 2015, he enrolled at South Plains College with the goal of playing for them in 2015–16.[1] However, in April 2015, he declared for the 2015 NBA draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers (2015–2016)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Montero joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On July 11, 2015, he signed with the Trail Blazers.[3] He made his NBA debut on October 30 in a loss to the Phoenix Suns, recording one rebound in two minutes of action.[4] On March 10, 2016, using the flexible assignment rule, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors.[5] On March 20, he was recalled by Portland.[6] On October 15, 2016, he was waived by the Trail Blazers.[7]

2016–17 season[edit]

On October 18, 2016, Montero signed with the Miami Heat,[8] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in two preseason games.[9] On November 1, 2016, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Heat.[10] On March 2, 2017, Montero was traded to the Reno Bighorns.[11]

2017–18 season[edit]

Montero was signed to a two-way contract by the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. Under the terms of the deal, he split time between the Pistons and their G-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. On January 13, 2018, Montero was waived by the Detroit Pistons.[12]

On January 27, 2018, Montero was reacquired by the Reno Bighorns.[13]

Around March 2018 Montero signed with “El Millõn”. A basketball team in the Dominican torebonde baloncesto superior (TBS), Making his debut on March 27 in a 87-74 loss to huellas del siglo.

2018–19 season[edit]

On August 9, 2018, Montero signed with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League.[14] After a few days Montero was fired by Anwil due to his failure to undergo medical tests. On January 11, 2019, Montero was reported to have signed with Capitanes de Ciudad de México of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) for one month. [15]

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
2015–16 Portland 12 0 3.5 .263 .111 .750 .3 .1 .0 .0 1.2
2017–18 Detroit 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 14 0 3.6 .250 .111 .750 .4 .1 .0 .0 1.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Portland 6 0 1.3 1.000 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.3
Career 6 0 1.3 1.000 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winton, Brad (February 27, 2015). "Luis Montero taking classes at South Plains, will become 2016 JC prospect". JUCORecruiting.com. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Encarnacion, Jose (April 21, 2015). "Luis David Montero Se Declara NBA Draft 2015, La Mejor Opcion.!!!". DominicanosAroYBalon.com (in Spanish). Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Guard Luis Montero". NBA.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bledsoe, Knight lead Suns to 110-92 win over Portland". NBA.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Trail Blazers Assign Cliff Alexander and Luis Montero to Santa Cruz Warriors". OurSportsCentral.com. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Richman, Mike (March 20, 2016). "Trail Blazers recall Luis Montero, Cliff Alexander from NBA Development League". OregonLive.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS WAIVE LUIS MONTERO". NBA.com. October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "HEAT Signs Luis Montero". NBA.com. October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "HEAT Waives Five Players". NBA.com. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Skyforce Announce 2016 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "BIGHORNS ACQUIRE MONTERO AND 2017 DRAFT SELECTION". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Guards Kay Felder And Reggie Hearn To Two-Way Contracts". NBA.com. January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "RENO BIGHORNS REACQUIRE LUIS MONTERO". NBA.com. January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Luis Montero signs with Anwil Wloclawek". Sportando. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Luis Montero signs a one-month deal with Capitanes de Ciudad de Mexico". sportando.basketball. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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