Sergei Monia

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Sergei Monia
SergeyMonyaBCKhimki.jpg
Monia, as a member of Khimki, in 2010.
No. 12 – Khimki
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueVTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 36)
Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2000–present
Career history
2000–2002Avtodor Saratov
2002–2005CSKA Moscow
2005–2006Portland Trail Blazers
2006Fort Worth Flyers
2006Sacramento Kings
2006–2010Dynamo Moscow
2010–presentKhimki
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. At a height of 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in) tall, he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions.

Professional career[edit]

Monia played briefly for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings, during the 2005–06 NBA season, playing in 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 the Russian club Khimki.[2] With them, he won the EuroCup championship in 2012.[3] In June 2012, he extended 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 played at the EuroBasket 2003, the EuroBasket 2005, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the EuroBasket 2009, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2013, and the EuroBasket 2015. He also won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 2007, a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2011, and a bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6][7]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kings Waive Monia
  2. ^ BC Khimki tabs Sergey Monya.
  3. ^ BC Khimki is the new Eurocup champion!
  4. ^ Khimki extends Monya, Loncar and Planinic.
  5. ^ Sergey Monia signs a three-year contract extension with Khimki.
  6. ^ Sergei MONIA (RUS).
  7. ^ "Sergey Monya Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-05.

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