Morris Finley

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Morris Finley
Morris Finley (2009).jpg
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1981-08-02) August 2, 1981 (age 32)
Opelika, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Lafayette (Lafayette, Alabama)
College UAB (1999–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Mornar Bar
2005 Olympia Larissa
2005–2007 Liège Basket
2007–2008 Solsonica Rieti
2008–2009 Montepaschi Siena
2009–2011 Armani Jeans Milano
2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2013 Lagun Aro GBC
2014–present Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
Career highlights and awards

Morris "Mo" Finley (born August 2, 1981) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79.4 kg (175 lb.) point guard. He currently plays for Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez in the LNB Pro A.

College career[edit]

Finley played college basketball at the University of Alabama Birmingham with the school's UAB Blazers. He is mostly remembered for hitting the game winning shot against the No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the Second Round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.

Pro career[edit]

Finley joined the Serbia and Montenegro League team Mornar Bar in 2004. He led the league in scoring during the 2004-05 season, averaging 23.3 points per game. In 2005, he joined the Greek League club Olympia Larissa for only 3 games. He then joined the Belgian team Liège Basket. In 2007, he joined the Italian League team Solsonica Rieti, and was the Serie A top scorer with 20.3 points per game. In 2008, he moved to Montepaschi Siena, where he won the Italian Championship. In 2009, he moved to Olimpia Milano.[1] He started the season with Armani Jeans with a stunning performance, scoring 28 points on 10/16 shooting in a 66–73 loss against Milano's rival, Pallacanestro Varese. He led Olimpia both in Euroleague and in Serie A, until he suffered a strain on January 11, 2010. He missed three months of the season, but returned to help lead Olimpia back to the Finals.[2] During the 2011 season Finley suffered a knee injury requiring surgery. He was sidelined for most of 2012, but returned to finish the season for Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey.[3] In January 2013, he signed for Lagun Aro GBC of the Spanish League.[4] After a sabbatical leave, he signed for Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez of the French League in May 2014. [5]

Career statistics[edit]

Italian League statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Solsonica Rieti 30 28 30.8 .498 .423 .846 3.3 3.3 2.5 .1 20.3
2008–09 Montepaschi Siena 31 3 16.1 .468 .386 .769 1.5 2.0 1.1 .0 8.5
2009–10 Armani Jeans Milano 13 13 32.1 .450 .340 .884 4.4 4.1 2.0 .2 14.0
Career 76 44 24.9 .482 .399 .837 2.7 2.9 1.8 .1 14.2

Highs[edit]

  • Points: 32 (2008)
  • Rebounds: 8 (2009)
  • Assists: 8 (2007)
  • Index Rating: 39 (2008, 2 times)

Euroleague statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2008–09 Montepaschi Siena 14 1 10.4 .396 .333 1.000 .6 1.0 .9 .0 4.5 4.5
2009–10 Armani Jeans Milano 9 9 33.0 .392 .308 .857 3.6 2.2 1.7 .0 12.4 10.9
2010–11 Armani Jeans Milano 10 9 29.5 .519 .433 .850 1.7 3.3 1.2 .0 11.0 11.3
Career 33 19 22.4 .442 .354 .883 1.8 2.0 1.2 .0 8.6 8.3

Highs[edit]

  • Points: 25 (2009)
  • Rebounds: 7 (2009)
  • Assists: 4 (2009)
  • Index Rating: 22 (2009)

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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