Sergei Monia

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Sergei Monia
No. 12 – Khimki
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 33)
Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Avtodor Saratov
2002–2005 CSKA Moscow
2005–2006 Portland Trail Blazers
2006 Fort Worth Flyers
2006 Sacramento Kings
2006–2010 Dynamo Moscow
2010–present Khimki
Career highlights and awards

Sergei Alexandrovich Monia (Russian: Сергей Александрович Моня, born April 15, 1983) is a Russian professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League. He was selected by the NBA club the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. He is a 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in) tall guard-forward.

Professional career[edit]

Monia played briefly for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings during the 2005-06 NBA season, playing 26 games and averaging 3 points per game, in 13 minutes per game.

On February 23, 2006, Monia and Seattle SuperSonics' center Vitaly Potapenko were traded to the Kings in exchange for power forward Brian Skinner (who ended up with the Trail Blazers) in a three-team deal. Monia saw action in only three games for the Kings and was waived on July 28, 2006, because of his desire to play professionally in the Russian Superleague A for Dynamo Moscow.[1]

In June 2010, Monia signed a two-year deal with Khimki.[2] With them, he won the Eurocup in 2012.[3] In June 2012, he extends his contract with Khimki for two more years.[4] On March 6, 2015, he signed a new three-year contract extension with Khimki.[5]

Russian national basketball team[edit]

Monia has also been a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. With the Russian national team he won the gold medal at the 2007 FIBA European Championship, a bronze medal at the 2011 FIBA European Championship and a bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

  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]

2005–06 Portland 23 15 14.6 .341 .273 .667 2.2 .8 .3 .2 3.3
2005–06 Sacramento 3 0 2.3 .000 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .3 .0 .7
Career 26 15 13.2 .333 .265 .714 2.0 .7 .3 .2 3.0


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