Vlad Moldoveanu

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Vlad Moldoveanu
Vlad Moldoveanu playing for Le Havre.JPG
Moldoveanu with Le Havre
No. 14 – PGE Turów Zgorzelec
Position Power forward
League PLK
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 27)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school St. John's College
(Washington, D.C.)
College George Mason (2007–2009)
American (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Benetton Treviso
2012–2013 Le Havre
2013–2014 Kalev/Cramo
2014–present Turów Zgorzelec
Career highlights and awards

Vlad Moldoveanu (born February 11, 1988) is a Romanian professional basketball player who plays for Turów Zgorzelec of the Polish League. 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 1,018 points over year and a half.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, Moldoveneau 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]

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 Season MVP: 2014
  • KML Finals MVP: 2014
  • KML Best Foreigner: 2014
  • Romanian Player of the Year: 2012, 2013

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. 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. 

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