February 2, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||McEachern (Powder Springs, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2007–2009||→Utah Flash (D-League)|
|2009–2010||Springfield Armor (D-League)|
|2010||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2010||Real Madrid (Spain)|
|2010–2011||Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)|
|2011||BC Cherkasy (Ukraine)|
|2012||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|2012||Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)|
|2012–2013||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|2013||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Morris Almond (born February 2, 1985) is an American professional basketball player.
Almond played college basketball at Rice University. During his junior season, Almond's scoring average jumped to 21.9 points per game (up from 7.2 points per game as a sophomore). His scoring average led all players in Conference USA.
During his senior year, Almond's scoring average increased to 26.4 points per game, ranking third in the nation. He was named Conference USA Player of the Year and was named AP All-America Honorable Mention.
Almond finished his career at Rice with 121 games played and a scoring average of 15.1 points per game. After graduation, he was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (25th pick) in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Almond played in 9 games during his rookie season with the Jazz, averaging 4.3 minutes. His NBA career high is currently 12 points, at Sacramento on December 2, 2008. He scored his first NBA points on January 8, 2008 against the Indiana Pacers, with 2 points on 1-of-5 shooting. However, he spent most of the season with the team's D-League affiliate, the Utah Flash, to whom he was assigned. He led the D-League in scoring during the season, averaging 25.6 points per game. In just his fifth game with the team on December 21, 2007, he tied a league record with 51 points in a 118–116 victory over the Austin Toros. Later in the season, he broke the record with a 53-point performance against the Bakersfield Jam in a 102–87 win.
On September 18, 2009, Morris Almond signed with the Orlando Magic. He was waived on October 21, 2009. Almond later played for the Maine Red Claws and Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. He then signed with Real Madrid Baloncesto of the Spanish ACB. In July 2010 he left Real Madrid and joined the Italian club Scavolini Pesaro.
In January 2012, Almond returned to the United States and signed with the Maine Red Claws for the second time. On the 16th of April 2012, the Washington Wizards announced they would be signing Almond to contract for the rest of the 2011-12 season. At the end of the 2011-2012 season he was selected to the All NBA D-League Third Team after averaging 23.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for the Red Claws.
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|
- Jazz Assigns Morris Almond and Kyrylo Fesenko To Utah Flash
- NBA D-League - 2007-08 scoring average
- Almond Ties D-League Record, Flash Outlast Toros
- Almond Leads Flash to 102-87 Win Over Jam.
- Magic Sign Almond, Johnson; Prepare for Camp
- Orlando Waives Morris Almond. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.
- Morris Almond playerfile. NBA Development League.
- Scavolini Pesaro signs Morris Almond
- "New-look Armor, Red Claws meet for third straight time Thursday night". The Republican. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
- WIZARDS SIGN GUARD MORRIS ALMOND
- RASTANAK SA ALMONDOM
- 2012-13 Transactions
- D-Fenders Acquire Morris Almond and Mike Taylor
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Official Rice bio
- Morris Almond named AP All America Honorable Mention
- NBA D-League Profile
- Morris Almond moves to Real Madrid