AS Monaco has bolstered its options by signing Chima Moneke on a deal until the end of the 2023-24 season, the club confirmed on Monday. Moneke (1.98 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Sacramento, having split time between playing in the NBA and playing for the team's G League affiliate, Stockton. With Stockton, the Nigeria international averaged 16.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 18 games. Moneke will make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut when he first steps onto the court for Monaco.
Monaco brings in forward Chima Moneke
Moneke has had an interesting journey to get to this point. After spending the first three years of his career in France, representing Rouen, Denain, Beliers de Kemper and Orleans between 2018 and 2021, he truly put himself on the map with his performances with Manresa of Spain in 2021-22. That season, Moneke led Manresa to the Basketball Champions League final and was named the competition's MVP. Moneke then seized an opportunity to play in the NBA with Sacramento, but he made just 2 appearances. Instead, most of his game time came with Stockton, Sacramento's G League affiliate, as he featured in 18 games.