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Monique Billings's Bio

About Monique Billings

Position: Forward

Height: 6-4

Weight: 192

Date of Birth: May 2, 1996

College: UCLA

High School: Santiago (Corona, Calif.)

Drafted: Selected by the Atlanta Dream in the second round (15th overall) of the 2018 WNBA Draft

 

Career Highlights: 

  • Has appeared in 114 regular season games with 27 starts with an average of 19.7 minutes per game.
  • Played in five postseason games with Atlanta in 2018.
  • Career totals include 705 points, 676 rebounds, 87 assists, 92 steals and 63 blocks.
  • Has recorded nine double-doubles in her four-year career, four of which came in 2021.

 

Pro – WNBA

2021 Highlights with Atlanta: 

  • Started in 9 of 31 games played.
  • Played a career-high 739 total minutes (23.8 per game, second-most in her career).
  • Her 88 total offensive rebounds and 2.8 per game both ranked third among all players in the league this season.
  • First season with 100 made field goals, second with 200+ total rebounds.
  • Career-best 32 total assists, 37 steals and 32 blocks … Career-high 1.2 steals per game and 1.0 blocks per game.
  • One of just seven players in the league to average at least 1.1 steals per game and 1.0 blocks per game (joined by teammate Elizabeth Williams).
  • Started off the 2021 season setting a new career-high record with four blocks against Connecticut (5/14) and tying her career high record of 3 steals. She also went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe to lead both teams in free throws.
  • Her four blocks opening night was tied for the most of any player across the league in opening weekend.
  • Became the fourth different Dream player to record 4+ steals in a single quarter and the second this season (recorded all 4 of her steals against New York, 6/26, in the first quarter).
  • Recorded four double-doubles in 2021, three of which came in the Dream’s three games against Dallas: 10 PTS/11 REB vs. Dallas (5/27), 15 PTS/11 REB at Dallas (9/2), 12 PTS/14 REB at Dallas (9/5), 14 PTS/10 REB at Washington (9/10).
  • Made her way into the starting lineup in the latter part of the season, starting against Chicago (8/24), scoring in double-digits in 7 of those 9 games and recording three of her four double-doubles. In those 9 games she averaged 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
  • Milestones:
    • Played her 100th career game at Connecticut (7/9).
    • Reached 500 career rebounds with a team-leading 7 against Chicago (5/25).

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in all 22 games with 16 starts.
  • Set career records for total points (187), points per game (8.5), blocks (18) and blocks per game (0.8), assists (27) and assists per game (1.2), field goals made (68) and attempted (170), free throws made (51) and attempted (67), minutes (596) and minutes per game (27.1).
  • She ranked fourth in the league with 58 total offensive rebounds and 2.6 offensive boards per game, while her 187 total and 8.5 rebounds per game both ranked 7th in the league in 2020.
  • Started off the 2020 season with a career night against Dallas (7/26), leading the team with 30 points and 13 rebounds for her second career double-double.
    • Her 30 points led all scorers in the league opening weekend.
  • Saw her second double-digit scoring effort of the season against Phoenix (8/14), picking up 12 points with five rebounds and two steals.
  • Earned her second double-double of the season and third of her career with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Washington (8/19).
  • Recorded her third double-double in six games and fourth of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds against Los Angeles (8/30).

2019 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in 29 of 34 games with two starts.
  • Posted her first career double-double with 10 points and a then-career-high 14 rebounds against Washington (6/23).
  • Led the team in total rebounds on eight occasions, and led in all three rebounding categories (offensive, defensive, total) three times.
  • Shot 100 percent from the free throw line with at least two attempted free throws seven times, including a team-leading 6-6 performance against Indiana (6/19).
  • Led the team in scoring twice, including a career-high 16-point outing against Los Angeles (7/23) and 15 points at Seattle (9/1).
  • Shot and made her first three-point attempt at Seattle (9/1).
  • Blocked a career-high three shots against Chicago (8/20) to lead the team.
  • Recorded a career-high 16 rebounds against Los Angeles (7/14), the most earned by any Dream player since Elizabeth Williams pulled down 16 boards in 2016 (vs. Phoenix, 9/11/16).
  • Set new career high records with nine offensive rebounds (vs. Los Angeles, 7/14) and 12 defensive rebounds (vs. Las Vegas, 9/5).

2018 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Selected 15th overall by the Dream in the 2018 WNBA Draft
  • Appeared in 32 games and averaged 11.0 minutes per game in regular season
  • Averaged 2.8 rebounds per game with a 44.1 FG percentage
  • Scored a season high of 10 points and 5 total rebounds, against Washington (7/15)
  • Tied her career high of 6 rebounds three times  

 

Pro – Overseas

2020-21: Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia

2019-20: Elitzur Ramla, Israel – Averaged 17.0 points and 12.7 rebounds.

2018-19: Heilongjiang, China/Woori Bank, South Korea – Averaged 16.0 points and 11.6 rebounds in 31 games with Heilongjiang; averaged 17.6 points and 11.3 rebounds in 10 games with Woori Bank.

 

College Highlights:

  • Two-time All-Pac-12 and two-time All-Defensive Team Honoree by coaches and media
  • Ranks first in UCLA history with 228 blocks
  • Ranks second in school history with 1,159 rebounds and 677 free throws attempted
  • Ranks fourth in UCLA history with 435 free throws made
  • Ranks ninth in career scoring at UCLA with 1,761 points
  • Became only the third player in UCLA history and the 14th in the Pac-12 to score over 1,500 points and grab over 1,000 rebounds
  • Averaged 12.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 26.9 minutes per game during UCLA career
  • Started in 34 of 35 games played during the 2017-18 season
  • Posted double figures in 31 of 35 games during the 2017-18 season
  • Scored a career-high 30 points and a career-high tying six steals vs. Oregon in 2016-17 season
  • Recorded double figures in 32 of 34 games during 2016-17 season
  • Reached 1,000 point mark in her career in a home win vs. USC during 2016-17 season

Personal:

  • Full name is Monique Charice Billings
  • Parents are Chuck and Jane Billings
  • Has one sister, Andrea
  • Hobbies include singing, modeling and thrift shopping
  • Majored in sociology
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