Is DU's top returning scorer, rebounder and shot blocker ... enters his senior season with 808 points in 93 career games ... both numbers are team highs ... has also played in a team-high 62 consecutive games ... has scored in double digits 40 times, including 39 times in 63 games over the past two seasons ... has topped the 20-point mark on four occasions ... has seen his 3-point shooting percentage steadily increase over his first three seasons (.200 as a freshman, .317 as a sophomore and .346 last season) ... has the ability to play four positions if needed.
As a Junior (2010-11)
Played in all 32 games with 28 starts ... averaged 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game ... scored in double digits 22 times with a high of 21 on 9-of-10 shooting at Bowling Green ... had three 10-rebound games ... led the team in scoring six times (second on team), assists five times and rebounds five times ... was third on the team with 54 offensive rebounds ... blocked at least one shot in 24 of 32 games, including a career high four vs. West Virginia and George Mason ... had two double-doubles (17-10 vs. Bluefield State & 12-10 vs. WVU) ... just missed a third with nine points, 10 rebounds four assists and two blocks vs. No. 19 (AP) Temple ... passed his sophomore year assist total (54 assists and 57 turnovers in 31 g.) in the 23rd game of the season ... finished with 19 more assists (73) and seven fewer turnovers (50) than he had in his sophomore season... saw a streak of eight consecutive double digit scoring games snapped at Dayton (five points in 28 minutes) ... bounced back with 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks vs. URI ... added 19 points and four assists vs. St. Bonaventure ... DU was 3-7 when Monteiro scored in single digits ... changed his jersey number from 32 to his old high school number of 23 prior to the season.
As a Sophomore (2009-10)
Played in 31 of 32 games with 28 starts ... averaged 11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 28.0 minutes per game ... did not play in the season opener vs. Nicholls State before being thrust into the starting lineup after Melquan Bolding suffered a fractured wrist in that game ... responded by leading the Dukes in scoring six times ... his 17 double-digit scoring games were third-most on the team ... scored 15 or more eight times with high games of 27 vs. Canisius and 21 vs. Radford ... his career high - and only double-digit scoring game - entering the season was 12 in 2009 at Dayton ... blocked Eric May's field goal attempt at the buzzer to preserve DU's 52-50 win in his first start, at Iowa on Nov. 17 ... also blocked a Chase Adams field goal attempt with two seconds left to force the Pitt game into a second overtime ... scored 14 of his team-high 17 in the second half of DU's win over Robert Morris and followed that with a career-high 27 in the double-overtime victory over Canisius ... pulled down a career high nine rebounds vs. Richmond and matched that total vs. Saint Louis ... added a team-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. UMass and a team-high 19 on 7-of-12 shooting at Charlotte ... established new career highs with five assists vs. Dayton and three steals at St. Bonaventure ... averaged 13.0 points on 51.7 percent shooting (45-of-87) in his last nine games ... struggled from both the free throw line (57-of-113, .504) and the 3-point arc (19-of-60, .317).
As a Freshman (2008-09)
Averaged 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game ... saw action in 30 games, coming off the bench for the last 25 ... started the first five games of the season, marking the fourth consecutive year at least one true freshman was in DU's opening day starting lineup ... scored a season high 12 points in 24 minutes at Dayton ... had seven points and four rebounds in the opener vs. High Point ... handed out a season-high four assists in 13 minutes at Fordham ... came on toward the end of the season, scoring 32 points in DU's last five regular season games (6.4 ppg. in an average of 12.6 min./g. over that span) ... scored six points in eight minutes vs. Temple and followed that with eight points in 17 minutes at UMass ... went 4-of-5 from the field with two dunks against the Minutemen ... had six points in 10 minutes vs. Rhode Island ... topped them all with the 12 points and four boards at Dayton ... provided a spark off the bench early in the conference season with four points in six minutes at St. Bonaventure and all seven of his points in nine second-half minutes of DU's come-from-behind win over George Washington ... had five points and five rebounds in 20 minutes of DU's season-ending NIT loss at Virginia Tech ... showed a knack for getting to the foul line, attempting 42 free throws which ranked sixth on the team.
Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn. (head coach Nick Augelli) ... attended the same high school as DU forward Damian Saunders (2008-11) ... named Hartford Courant 2008 State Player of the Year ... three-year starter ... finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,833 points ... topped the old record of 1,494 in the 11th game of his senior season ... averaged 21.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.9 steals per game and blocked 56 shots in leading 26-1 Crosby to the 2008 Class LL state championship ... had 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Crosby's title-clinching 82-79 win over Trinity Catholic-Stamford at the University of Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion ... it was Crosby's first state title since 2004-05 when Saunders was a junior, and Monteiro a freshman ... the `08 Crosby squad finished the year ranked No. 1 in the state by the Hartford Courant & New Haven Register ... was the leading vote-getter on the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class LL all-state team ... named New Haven Register All-State Boys' Basketball Most Valuable Player ... also named Connecticut Coca-Cola Player of the Year, top player in the Naugatuck Valley League (Connie Donahue Award) and top player in Waterbury (Billy Finn Award) ... posted 14 double-doubles, including triple-doubles vs. both Seymour (23-12-11) and Ansonia (13-13-12), as a senior ... had 24 points and eight blocks in an 84-78 win over Wilby ... averaged 25.2 points and 10.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game and blocked 83 shots as a junior for 23-3 Crosby ... scored 43 versus Ansonia, 38 vs. Wilby and 37 against Torrington as a junior ... totaled 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the West MVP in a 163-139 win over the East in the L/LL game of the 33rd CHSCA All-Star Basketball Festival in late March ... scored a team-high 24 points and added eight rebounds in leading Connecticut to a 114-102 overtime win over New Jersey in the 47th annual JCC Schoolboy Classic all-star game played at Bridgeport, Conn. on April 12, 2008 ... Connecticut, down by four at halftime and 11 in the fourth quarter, came back to tie the game twice on Monteiro dunks - the first at 5:25 of the fourth quarter and the second with 47 seconds left ... Crosby High School went 96-7 during Monteiro's four seasons ... the Bulldogs never lost more than three games in a season during his high school career.
Was a high honor student in high school ... was also recruited by UNLV, Penn State, Saint Joseph's and Fordham ... integrated marketing communication major ... full name is Brendan James Monteiro ... date of birth: 3/3/90.