|Full name||Vernon Earl Monroe|
|birthday||21st November 1944 (age 75)|
|place of birth||Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA|
|position||Shooting Guard / Point Guard|
|NBA draft||1967 , 2nd pick, Baltimore Bullets|
|Clubs as active|
|1967–1971 Baltimore Bullets 1971–1980 New York Knickerbockers
Vernon Earl Monroe (born November 21, 1944 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) is a former American basketball player who was active in the North American professional league NBA between 1967 and 1980 .
From 1967 to 1971 he played with the Baltimore Bullets . From 1971 to 1980 he played with the New York Knicks , with which he won the championship in 1973 and where he formed one of the best backcourts in NBA history with Walt Frazier . During his career he was elected once to the NBA selection and four times to the All-Star Team . In his first season, Monroe was also named Rookie of the Year on the NBA All-Rookie Team .
On May 15, 1990, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . Earl "The Pearl" Monroe was also honored on December 1, 2007 by the Washington Wizards . His jersey number 10, which the Guard wore from 1967 to 1971 for the Baltimore Bullets team at that time, has not been given to other players since then. Likewise, jersey number 15 is no longer awarded by the New York Knicks.
- Earl Monroe - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- NBA biography
- Earl Monroe in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (hoopshall.com)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Monroe, Vernon Earl; Earl The Pearl (nickname); Black Jesus (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 21, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, USA|