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ICYMI: Greg Monroe Is Heading to Europe

Greg Monroe is signing with FC Bayern Munich. FC Bayern Munich is in the Basketball Bundesliga and EuroLeague.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dwyer/AP

Per team release, forward Greg Monroe is signing with FC Bayern Munich. FC Bayern Munich is located in Munich, Germany, where they play in the Basketball Bundesliga and the EuroLeague. Monroe is from New Orleans, Louisiana and he went to Georgetown University for two years.

Monroe was originally the seventh overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA draft. Monroe spent nine years in the NBA; five of them were in Detroit and the other four with multiple teams ranging from the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Monroe has appeared in 632 regular-season games and started in 417 of them. Monroe regular season averages are 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 27.7 minutes played per a game. Monroe has appeared in 27 playoff games in his NBA career, averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 12.4 minutes played per a game.

Monroe will be joining former NBA player Josh Huestis at FC Bayern Munich. Huestis formerly played for the Oklahoma City Thunder. FC Bayern Munich has won five German Championships and two German Cups in their franchise history.

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