AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men's basketball head coach Dip Metress announced the addition of junior-transfer Rafael Monteiro to the 2018-19 roster.
Name: Rafael Monteiro
Hometown / Previous School: São Paulo, Brazil / Utah State University Eastern
"Rafael has a unique skill set that will be enhanced by his great work ethic," Metress said. "We knew that we had to find a player that can physically compete at our level to put ourselves in a position to hang another banner."
Monteiro is a 6-5 junior forward from São Paulo, Brazil. He joins Augusta after playing one season at Utah State University Eastern in Price, Utah. At USU Eastern in 2017-18, Monteiro led the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He capped off his career with the Eagles by earning the Male Athlete of the Year award and first team All-Region honors.
The new forward graduated from College Santa Marcelina in São Paulo in 2015 and played club basketball for Esporte Clube Pinheiros. Monteiro also competed for the Brazilian National U-17 and U-18 teams. He plans to study business at Augusta University.
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