River Lions Newest Signee - B.J. Monteiro
March 03, 2016
St. Catharines, ON - The Niagara River Lions are happy to announce the newest signing of B.J. Monteiro. The former Duquesne University guard/forward is the latest player to join the highly skilled River Lions’ roster for their inaugural season.
The 6-foot-5 Monteiro finished his career 23rd on Duquesne’s scoring list with 1,227 points, third in games played (121), and fifth in blocks with 80. In his senior year, he shot .481 and was a .596 free throw shooter. He played all four years of his collegiate career with Duquesne University.
In 2011-2012, as a senior, Monteiro led the team in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg). He ranked second on the team blocks (28) and in minutes played, logging an average of 31.0 minutes/game. He also ranked third on the team in terms of steals, with 30, and assists, with 61. To top off his impressive university career, Monteiro recorded a team-best eight 20-point games, including a career high 30 point night vs. Fordham University.
In his final year at Duquesne University, Monteiro joined the 1,000 point club, becoming just the 35th member in team history.
The River Lions and Coach Grace Lokole are excited about the signing of B.J. Monteiro and can’t wait to see what he adds to the team’s roster. For more information about the team and the signing of Monteiro, please contact Grace Lokole.