Vlad-Sorin Moldoveanu (born February 11, 1988) is a Romanian professional basketball player who last played for Ifaistos Limnou of the Greek Basket League. He also represents the Romanian national basketball team in international competition. Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he plays at the power forward position.
|Born||February 11, 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||231 lb (105 kg)|
|High school||St. John's College|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2015–2016||Stelmet Zielona Góra|
|2016–2017||U BT Cluj-Napoca|
|2018–2019||U BT Cluj-Napoca|
|Career highlights and awards|
After earning All-Metropolitan honors at St. John's College High School in Washington, DC, he began playing college basketball at 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. In his last year of college, he was also named to the Reese's College All-Star Game and was the Oscar Robertson Player of the Week for the week of January 9, 2011 after averaging 31.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during that week.
During his collegiate career, he scored 1,098 points.
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 per game in 37 games. For the 2012–13 season, he signed with the French team Le Havre. 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.
On July 10, 2018, Moldoveanu returned to U BT Cluj-Napoca.
National team careerEdit
- 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
- Goff, Steven (January 11, 2011). "American's Vlad Moldoveanu has come a long way from Romania". Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "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.
- AMERICAN'S MOLDOVEANU IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- "Vlad Moldovenanu Serie A profile". Lega Basket Serie A. 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Vlad Moldoveanu inks in Le Havre". Sportando.net. 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "KALEV CRAMO inks Moldoveanu at forward". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "PGE Turow Zgorzelec adds big man Moldoveanu". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- "Vlad Moldoveanu signs with Stelmet Zielona Gora". Sportando.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- 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.
- "Buyukcekmece signs Vlad Moldoveanu". Sportando.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
- "Vlad Moldoveanu revine la U-Banca Transilvania!". 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
- "Vlad Moldoveanu signs with Ifaistos Limnou". Sportando. August 2, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
- EuroBasket 2017 profile