Luis David Montero (born April 6, 1993) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League, via a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was considered one of the top JUCO players in the United States while at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York.
Early life and college
A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Montero played high school basketball at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts. He then played college basketball for Westchester Community College in 2013–14 and averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He returned to Westchester for the 2014–15 season but their season was cancelled due to transcript issues. In January 2015, he enrolled at South Plains College with the goal of playing for them in 2015–16. However, in April 2015, he declared for the 2015 NBA draft.
Portland Trail Blazers (2015–2016)
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Montero joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On July 11, 2015, he signed with the Trail Blazers. He made his NBA debut on October 30 in a loss to the Phoenix Suns, recording one rebound in two minutes of action. On March 10, 2016, using the flexible assignment rule, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. On March 20, he was recalled by Portland. On October 15, 2016, he was waived by the Trail Blazers.
On October 18, 2016, Montero signed with the Miami Heat, but was waived on October 22 after appearing in two preseason games. On November 1, 2016, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Heat. On March 2, 2017, Montero was traded to the Reno Bighorns.
NBA career statistics
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