Moon with the Los Angeles Clippers
June 13, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (203 cm)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Coosa Central (Rockford, Alabama)|
|College||Meridian CC (1999–2000)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2001–present|
|2001–2002||Mobile Revelers (D-League)|
|2002||Dodge City Legend (USBL)|
|2002||Mobile Revelers (D-League)|
|2004||Huntsville Flight (D-League)|
|2004–2005||Kentucky Colonels (ABA)|
|2005||Rome Gladiators (WBA)|
|2005–2006||Albany Patroons (CBA)|
|2006||Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)|
|2006||Marietta Storm (WBA)|
|2006||Fuerza Regia (Mexico)|
|2006–2007||Albany Patroons (CBA / USBL)|
|2007||Gary Steelheads (USBL)|
|2007||Fuerza Regia (Mexico)|
|2011||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|2012–2014||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League. Moon played college basketball for one season at Meridian Community College and began his professional career with teams in the United States Basketball League and NBA Development League, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Mexican basketball team Fuerza Regia before signing with the Toronto Raptors NBA team in 2007. He has since played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, along with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.
After Moon attended Coosa Central High School, he attended Meridian Community College where he played his only season of college basketball (1999–2000) for the Eagles, averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Moon entered the 2001 NBA Draft as an early candidate, but was not drafted by any team. However, he was drafted twice in NBA D-League. In the 2003 NBA D-League Draft, he was drafted 43rd overall by Huntsville Flight. Moon then played for the Harlem Globetrotters during 2004. He also played 16 games for the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association.
Moon also helped the Rome Gladiators to the 2005 World Basketball Association (WBA) Championship, directly followed by a 2005 Southeastern Exposure Summer League (SEBL) title. He later played for the WBA's Marietta Storm in 2006, as well as the Albany Patroons of the CBA. He also played in the LNBP in Mexico.
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. 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 at least one block in twelve consecutive games.
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.
On July 17, 2009, the Cavaliers signed Moon to an offer sheet. On July 24, the Heat declined to match the offer, and Moon officially joined the Cavaliers. The offer sheet is estimated to be worth $8.92 million over 3 years (the final year only being partially guaranteed).
In November 2012, he was re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
In November 2013, he was again re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In early January 2014, he left the D-Fenders.
2008 NBA All-Star Weekend
Moon was invited to participate in two events at the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. He scored 13 points for the rookies in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, and competed in the Slam Dunk Contest, finishing behind winner Dwight Howard and 2007 defending champion Gerald Green.
On January 8, 2014, Moon signed with the reigning back-to-back Euroleague champions, Olympiacos of the Greek League, for the rest of the 2013–14 season. In March 2014, he was released by Olympiacos.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
NBA career highs
- Points: 17 5 times
- Rebounds: 15 vs. Denver 03/23/08
- Assists: 6 @ Philadelphia 03/15/09
- Steals: 5 2 times
- Blocks: 6 vs. Chicago 11/25/07
On January 7, 2009, Jamario Moon missed the road game against Washington because of the birth of his first child with his wife Tamara.
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- "NBDL: 2003 NBDL Draft Board". nba.com. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- Valade, Jodie (December 20, 2009). "Jamario Moon's Globetrotting? It was an out of this world experience for Cleveland Cavaliers forward". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- LeMaster, Steve (April 23, 2010). "Keathley-coached player Jamario Moon in the hunt for NBA championship". Floyd County Times. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
- "Raptors Sign Jamario Moon". nba.com/raptors. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
- Grange, Michael (2007-11-13). "Overlooked rookie Moon making an impact". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
- "Calderon Leads Raptors Over Bulls". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- Raptors Acquire Marion And Banks From Miami
- "Cavaliers Sign Jamario Moon to Offer Sheet". NBA.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
- "Cavaliers and Jamario Moon Enter Into Contract". NBA.com. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
- "CLIPPERS ACQUIRE WILLIAMS AND MOON". NBA.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- D-Fenders Acquire Jamario Moon
- "Los Angeles D-Fenders Jamario Moon Named NBA D-League Player of the Month". NBA.com/DLeague. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "Bobcats Sign Jamario Moon". NBA.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- "Bobcats Waive Jamario Moon". HoopsRumours.com. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- 2013-14 Training Camp Roster
- NBA.com: 2008 Rookies at Sophomores BoxScore
- RAPTORS: Jamario Moon Selected for 2008 Sprite Slam Dunk
- All-Star: Slam Dunk Year-by-Year Results 2008 RESULTS
- "OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS adds Moon". Euroleague.net. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- Jamario Moon will part ways with Olympiacos?
- Moon missing from lineup