Sergei Alexandrovich Monia (Russian: Сергей Александрович Моня; born April 15, 1983) is a Russian professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. 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 1⁄2 in) tall, he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions.
Monia, as a member of Khimki, in 2010.
|No. 12 – Khimki|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||April 15, 1983|
Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2005–2006||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2006||→Fort Worth Flyers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
In June 2010, Monia signed a two-year deal with the Russian club Khimki. With them, he won the EuroCup championship in 2012. In June 2012, he extended his contract with Khimki, for two more years. On March 6, 2015, he signed a new three-year contract extension with Khimki.
Russian national basketball teamEdit
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.
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- Kings Waive Monia
- BC Khimki tabs Sergey Monya.
- BC Khimki is the new Eurocup champion!
- Khimki extends Monya, Loncar and Planinic.
- Sergey Monia signs a three-year contract extension with Khimki.
- Sergei MONIA (RUS).
- "Sergey Monya Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
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