Vlad Moldoveanu

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Vlad Moldoveanu
Vlad Moldoveanu playing for Le Havre.JPG
Moldoveanu with Le Havre in 2012
U BT Cluj-Napoca
PositionPower forward
LeagueLiga Națională
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 30)
Bucharest, Romania
NationalityRomanian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. John's College
(Washington, D.C.)
College
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Benetton Treviso
2012–2013Le Havre
2013–2014Kalev/Cramo
2014–2015Turów Zgorzelec
2015–2016Stelmet Zielona Góra
2016–2017U BT Cluj-Napoca
2017–2018Büyükçekmece
2018–presentU BT Cluj-Napoca
Career highlights and awards

Vlad-Sorin Moldoveanu (born February 11, 1988) is a Romanian professional basketball player for U BT Cluj-Napoca. He also represents the Romanian national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he plays at the power forward position.

Early life[edit]

Moldoveanu, a 6'9" forward from Bucharest, is the son of former Romanian women's basketball player Carmen Tocală (born 1962).[1]

College career[edit]

He began playing college basketball at the George Mason University, where he played sparingly and averaged 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game over two seasons. He then transferred to American University, where he enjoyed a breakout junior year. Moldoveanu averaged 18.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and was named first team All-Patriot League. As a senior in 2010–11, he increased his scoring to 20.1 per game and was again named first team all-conference.[2] In his last year of college he was also named in the Reese's College All-Star Game and was the Oscar Robertson Player of the Week for the week of Jan 9th 2011 after averaging 31.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during that week.[3]

During his collegiate career, he has scored 1,098 points.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, Moldoveanu signed a contract with the Italian team Benetton Treviso. In his first season as a professional player, he averaged 6.7 points in 37 games.[4] For the 2012–13 season, he signed with the French team Le Havre.[5] In 2012 and 2013, he has been named the Romanian Player of the Year. In August 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Kalev/Cramo.[6]

On July 18, 2014, he signed a contract with the Polish team Turów Zgorzelec.[7] On July 11, 2015, he signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra.[8] On June 20, 2016, he signed with U-Banca Transilvania.[9]

On July 4, 2017, Moldoveanu signed with Turkish club Büyükçekmece Basketbol for the 2017–18 season.[10]

On July 10, 2018, Moldoveanu returned to U BT Cluj-Napoca.[11]

National team career[edit]

Moldoveanu represents the Romanian national basketball team. He played at the EuroBasket 2017.[12]

Individual awards[edit]

  • All-Tournament FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship First Team: 2006
  • D.C. All-Metro First Team: 2007
  • All-Patriot League First Team: 2010, 2011
  • NABC Division I All-District 13 First Team: 2011
  • College All-Star Game Participant (Houston, Texas, USA)
  • KML Finals MVP: 2014
  • KML Best Foreigner: 2014
  • Romanian Player of the Year: 2012, 2013
  • 2nd Team All Bosman in PLK 2015-2016
  • First Team All Romanian League, Romanian Player of the Year, Forward of the Year- 2016-2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goff, Steven (January 11, 2011). "American's Vlad Moldoveanu has come a long way from Romania". Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "All-Patriot League, Major Awards Announced for Men's Basketball". Patriot League. February 28, 2011. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. ^ AMERICAN'S MOLDOVEANU IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
  4. ^ "Vlad Moldovenanu Serie A profile". Lega Basket Serie A. 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Vlad Moldoveanu inks in Le Havre". Sportando.net. 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "KALEV CRAMO inks Moldoveanu at forward". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. ^ "PGE Turow Zgorzelec adds big man Moldoveanu". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Vlad Moldoveanu signs with Stelmet Zielona Gora". Sportando.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Inside Basket Europe, ed. (20 June 2016). "Vlad Moldeveanu (ex-STB le Havre) signe en Roumanie (U-Banca Transilvania)" (in French). Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Buyukcekmece signs Vlad Moldoveanu". Sportando.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Vlad Moldoveanu revine la U-Banca Transilvania!". 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  12. ^ EuroBasket 2017 profile

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