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Prospect Profile

Greg Monroe

  • Full Name: Gregory Keith Monroe Jr.
  • Position: Forward / Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-11 / 253
  • Birthdate: June 4, 1990
  • College: Georgetown
Detroit Pistons Round 1: Pick 7
2008-09 31 31 143 250 0.572 105 150 0.700 2 6 0.333 203 79 57 45 393 12.7
2009-10 34 34 202 385 0.525 138 209 0.660 7 27 0.259 328 128 42 52 549 16.1

An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft. 


Career Highlights:  Dished out a career-best 12 assists at Providence, the most by a center in Big East history. Named the Big East Rookie of the Year in 2009 after averaging 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Averaged 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in two seasons. Started 65-of-65 games.


Sophomore (2009-10): A First-Team All-Big East selection. Averaged 16.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks in 34.2 minutes per game. Named to the Big East All-Tournament team after averaging 19.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists on .545 shooting from the floor and leading the Hoyas to the championship game. Had 14 double-doubles during the season, one that covered points and assists. Reached double figures in scoring 30 times. Had 15 games with at least 10 rebounds. Led the team in scoring 13 times, in rebounding 30 times and in assists 15 times. Recorded 24 points and 15 rebounds in win over Butler. Scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Harvard. Scored a career-best 29 points and tied his career-best with 16 rebounds at Villanova. Scored 12 points and handed out a career-best 12 assists at Providence; the 12 assists were the most by a center in Big East history. Had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists against Syracuse in the Big East Quarterfinals.


Freshman (2008-09): Named the Big East Rookie of the Year. Averaged 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 30.9 minutes in 31 games. Scored in double figures 27 times. Had a string of 17 straight double-figure scoring games. Recorded four double doubles. Ranked 29th in the Big East in scoring, 19th in rebounding, ninth in field goal percentage (.572), fifth in steals (1.8) and eighth in blocked shots (1.5). Scored a season-high 21 points and had 10 rebounds against Notre Dame. Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds and scored 16 points at Syracuse. Blocked at least two shots 15 times. Handed out at least two assists 21 times and registered at least two steals on 16 occasions.


Strengths: Highly skilled frontcourt performer with an advanced feel for the game. Can play with his back to the basket or facing. A superb passer for his size, always looking for open teammates cutting to the basket. High basketball I.Q.


Personal: Son of Gregory Sr. and Norma Jean Monroe. Has a sister, Brittany. Uncle Norman Dixon played football at BYU.

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