Jamario Moon


Jamario Moon

Infobox NBA Player
name = Jamario Moon


caption =
position = Small forward
height_ft = 6
height_in = 8
weight_lb = 205
league = NBA
team = Toronto Raptors
number = 33
nationality = American
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|6|13
birth_place = Goodwater, Alabama
highschool = Coosa Central,
Rockford, Alabama
college = Meridian Community College
draft = Undrafted
draft_year = 2001
career_start = 2001
awards= 2008 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
career_end =
former_teams = Mobile Revelers (2001–2002)
Dodge City Legend
Huntsville Flight (2003)
Oklahoma Storm (2004)
Harlem Globetrotters (2004)
Rockford Lightning (2004)
Kentucky Colonels
Rome Gladiators
Arkansas RimRockers (2005)
Albany Patroons (2005–2006)
Fort Worth Flyers (2006)
Marietta Storm (2006)
Albany Patroons (2006)
Fuerza Regia (2006–2007)
Gary Steelheads (2007)

Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13 1980, in Goodwater, Alabama) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Toronto Raptors. He has played for the Harlem Globetrotters, CBA's Albany Patroons, [cite news |url=http://www.albanypats.com/pr/pr20071030.html |title=Jamario Moon makes NBA squad |date=2007-10-30 |publisher=albanypats.com |accessdate=2007-11-11] Fuerza Regia in the LNBP, and most recently the USBL Gary Steelheads. [cite web |url=http://www.steelheadshoops.com/team/index.html?player_id=13 |title=#33 Jamario Moon, SF |publisher=steelheadshoops.com |accessdate=2007-11-11] [Wojnarowski, Adrian, [http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-moon120607 Toronto rookie took long road to NBA] , sports.yahoo.com, December 6 2007.] [ [http://www.hoopshype.com/players/jamario_moon.htm HoopsHype - NBA Players - Jamario Moon] ] He attended Meridian Community College where he averaged 20.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds. Moon entered the 2001 NBA Draft but he was not drafted by any team.cite news |url=http://www.nba.com/features/moon_071128.html | author=Hareas, John| title=Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo on Jamario Moon |date=2007-11-28 |publisher=nba.com |accessdate=2007-11-29]

Moon signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors on July 10, 2007, after he had impressed the coaching staff in a three-day mini-camp held by the club. [cite news |url=http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/moonpr_071007.html |title=Raptors Sign Jamario Moon |publisher=nba.com/raptors |accessdate=2007-11-11] In his first start against the Chicago Bulls, he had 12 points, six rebounds, three steals, and one block in 23 minutes. Moon remained in the starting lineup over the next few games, recording 15 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and three steals in another game against the Bulls on November 25. Two days later, Moon broke a club record by recording twelve consecutive games with at least one block per game.

On February 1, 2008, Moon was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. He had a career-high five steals on January 18 against the Atlanta Hawks, and scored a career-high 17 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers the next night. [cite news|url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071113.RAPTORS13/TPStory/Sports |title=Overlooked rookie Moon making an impact| author=Grange, Michael|publisher=Globe and Mail|date=2007-11-13|accessdate=2007-11-13] [cite web |url=http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/recap_112507.html |title=Calderon Leads Raptors Over Bulls |publisher=nba.com |accessdate=2007-11-25]

2008 NBA All-Star Weekend

Moon was invited to participate in two events at the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. He scored 13 points for the rookies in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, and competed in the Slam Dunk Contest, finishing third behind winner Dwight Howard and defending champion Gerald Green.

Jamario created a teaser of him practicing for the dunk contest, He had teammates in his video including Joey Graham and Maceo Baston he had a couple dunks in the video which promoted people voting for him in the first ever "They dunk, You decide" dunk contest.

NBA career statistics

:("Correct as of 22 May 2008") [cite news |url=http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jamario_moon/career_stats.html |title=Jamario Moon - Career Stats and Totals|publisher=nba.com |accessdate=2008-03-24]

Regular season

-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Toronto
78 || 75 || 27.8 || .485 || .328 || .741 || 6.2 || 1.2 || 1.0 || 1.4 || 8.5
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
78 || 75 || 27.8 || .485 || .328 || .741 || 6.2 || 1.2 || 1.0 || 1.3 || 8.5
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Playoffs

-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Toronto
5 || 3 || 20.8 || .379 || .364 || 1.000 || 4.8 || .8 || 1.2 || .6 || 5.4
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
5 || 3 || 20.8 || .379 || .364 || 1.000 || 4.8 || .8 || 1.2 || .6 || 5.4
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

References

External links

* [http://www.apollo33.com/ The Official Site of Jamario Moon]
* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jamario_moon/index.html NBA.com player profile]
* [http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/303911 "Journeyman Moon finally gets his due" (Toronto Star column)]


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