Tuesday , Jul , 26 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers sign 2004 first-round draft pick

=== Blazers sign 2004 first-round draft pick ===

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward
Sergei Monia to a multi-year contract. Monia, a 6’8″, 220-pounder from
Saratov, Russia, was originally selected by the Trail Blazers with the 23rd
overall selection in the 2004 NBA Draft.

Monia averaged 5.3 points last season in 20 playing for CSKA in Moscow.

He has also played at the 2002 European under-20 Championship and was a member
of the Russian National Team.

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