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26/08/2011

Jacinta Monroe, 6th pick in 2010 WNBA Draft, signs with Mann Filter Zaragoza

American center Jacinta Monroe has signed a profesional contract with Mann Filter Zaragoza and will play in Spanish Liga Femenina 2011-12 for Coach Victor Lapeña, who recently won the Gold Medal in the U16 European Championship.

Jacinta will team with bulgarian Jaklin Zlatanova and with two other inside players also with experience in Spain, combinating for an impressive frontcourt.

This will be the first european experience for Jacinta Monroe, who was really excited about playing in Spain, and will continue her pro career after playing last season in China.

Jacinta Monroe is a 1,95m american center who after a brilliant career at Florida State University was selected in the 6th pick of 2010 WNBA Draft.

Jacinta averaged 20,6 points 15,9 rebounds 8,5 blocks and 4,4 steals per game in High School during the 2005-2006 season, which helped her to get various awards and to choose Florida State Univeristy between multiple offers.

During the 2006-07 season and as a freshman player, Jacinta was named in the best rookie team in ACC and averaged 8,1 points and 6 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.

Jacinta increases her production during her sophomore year with 10,2 points 6,2 rebounds and 2,5 blocks per game in 22 minutes and improves in her junior year with 13,1 points 7,4 rebounds and 2,5 blocks per game being named in the second best team in ACC and in the best defensive team.

During the 2009 summer, Jacinta plays the University World Championship in Belgrade with United States National Team and averages 7,3 points 4,9 rebounds per game, being also World Champion.

Jacinta Monroe averages 13,2 points 7,3 rebounds and 2,4 blocks in 26 minutes per game during the 2009-10 season.

Florida State achieves a great 29-6 record and wins until the NCAA Elite Eight where they lose against the future champion, UCONN.

Jacinta is named in the best team in ACC and Honorable Mention All-NCAA. Once her college career was over, Jacinta Monroe was selected as the 6th pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

Jacinta Monroe is a very athletic center, with great wingspan and defensive skills, a great shotblocker who also has a very good mid range shot and a nice all around game.

Jacinta Monroe averages 1,9 points in 5,8 minutes per game with the Mystics.

Jacinta signs with Beijing Great Wall in China for the 2010-11 season, averaging 7,9 points and 5,4 rebounds per game.

In the 2011 summer, Jacinta played with both the Seattle Storm and the Tulsa Shock in the WNBA.


Career
2004-2005: High School: 24,7ppg 18,1rpg 2,6apg
2005-2006: High School: 20,6ppg 15,9rpg 8,5bpg 4,4spg
2006-2007: Florida State University (NCAA Div 1): 8,1ppg 6,0rpg 1,9bpg in 23min FG: 53,9%
2007-2008: Florida State University (NCAA Div 1): 10,2ppg 6,2rpg 2,4bpg in 22min FG: 59,2%
2008-2009: Florida State University (NCAA Div 1): 13,1ppg 7,4rpg 2,5bpg 1,1spg in 27min FG: 51,5%
2009 World University Games in Belgrade: 7,3ppg 4,9rpg 1,3spg
2009-2010: Florida State University (NCAA Div 1): 13,2ppg 7,3rpg 2,4bpg 0,9spg in 26min FG: 50,6%
2010 6th pick 2010 WNBA Draft by Washington Mystics
2010-2011 Washington Mystics (WNBA): 1.9ppg in 5min
2010-2011 Beijing Chinese Wall (China): 7.9ppg 5.4rpg

2011-2012 Seattle Storm, Tulsa Shock (WNBA)


Awards / Achievements
ACC All-Freshman Team -07
NCAA Sweet 16 -07
ACC Tournament Semifinals -08, 09
ACC Regular Season Runner-Up -09, 10
All-ACC 2nd Team -09
ACC All-Defensive Team -09
USA University National Team -09
World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09 (Champion): 7 games: 7.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 76.5%
All-ACC 1st Team -10
NCAA Elite Eight -10
WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention -10


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