Moochie Norris

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Moochie Norris
No. 10, 6, 12, 25
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1973-07-27) July 27, 1973 (age 40)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Cardozo (Washington, D.C.)
College Odessa College (1992–1994)
Auburn (1994–1995)
West Florida (1995–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro playing career 1996–2008
Career history
1996 Florida Beach Dogs (CBA)
1996 Vancouver Grizzlies
1996–1997 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1997 Pau-Orthez (France)
1997–1998 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1998 Washington Congressionals (USBL)
1998–1999 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1999 Seattle SuperSonics
1999–2000 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
20012003 Houston Rockets
2003–2005 New York Knicks
2005–2006 Houston Rockets
2006 New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
2006–2007 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2007 Climamio Bologna (Italy)
2007–2008 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,272 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds 868 (2.0 rpg)
Assists 1,233 (2.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Martyn "Moochie" Norris (born July 27, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player.

Norris, a journeyman, played collegiately at Odessa College (JC) (1992/93-1993/94), at Auburn University (1994/95) and at the University of West Florida (1995/96). He was drafted with 33rd overall pick (4th in second round) of the 1996 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He did not play for Bucks and on 22 November 1996 was waived by them. On 12 December he signed as free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies for whom he played until 30 December, when he was waived. After one season (1997/98) of break he returned to the NBA and played there until the 2005/06 season for the Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and New Orleans Hornets.

Early on in his career, Norris dealt with insomnia which he has suffered from for many years. He was also noticeable for his large afro: Norris became one of the lesser-known NBA players to have his own bobblehead figurine (sporting a synthetic afro) made of him while he was with the Houston Rockets in 2002.[1]

He was given his nickname by his grandfather, who loved the Cab Calloway song, "Minnie the Moocher".[2]

After the 2006 NBA season, Norris was placed on waivers by the New Orleans Hornets. He joined the Yakama Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association briefly in January 2007, played for Italian club Climamio Bologna from March to June of that year,[3] and in November returned to the Sun Kings,[4] where he led the league in assists.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN.com - Page2 - Moochie Norris
  2. ^ NBA.com: Moochie Norris Bio
  3. ^ Lega A Basket
  4. ^ HoopsHype - NBA Players - Moochie Norris
  5. ^ http://www.cbahoopsonline.com/stats/2007-08/lead.txt

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