Sessions with the Bobcats
April 11, 1986 |
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Myrtle Beach
(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2007–2008||→Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball guard who is currently a free agent in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 56th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Sessions played collegiately at the University of Nevada for three years. Sessions ranks second in career assists at Nevada with 478. In Sessions' final season at Nevada he averaged 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game.
Although some sportswriters felt Sessions should have returned for his senior year at Nevada, he put on a very strong performance at the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando and decided to stay in the draft. He was considered by some scouts to be a very good ballhandler, passer, and decision-maker, although his athleticism and NBA-scoring ability were questioned.
Sessions was the first NBA player to be assigned to the NBA Development League in the 2007–08 season, when he was sent by the Bucks to the Tulsa 66ers; Sessions was named D-League Performer of the Week for the opening weekend of the season, November 26, 2007, averaging 30.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Later in the season, for January 28, 2008, he was also named Performer of the Week, becoming the first two-time performer for the season. He averaged 29.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 12.3 assists in three wins for the 66ers.
In January 2008, Sessions was first called up to the Bucks, but due to a wrist injury, he wasn't able to make his NBA debut until March 9, in a 119–97 home loss against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 2 points. Later on, due to injuries to starting point guard Mo Williams and reserve Charlie Bell, his playing time increased. Earlier, on April 2, he made a game-winning 19-foot baseline jumper, off a pass from Andrew Bogut, to give the Bucks a one-point road win against the Washington Wizards, in a game where the Bucks never led by more than one point. Sessions started his first career game against the Indiana Pacers on April 8. Although he went just 3 for 10 with just 8 points, Sessions recorded 10 assists in a 105–101 Bucks loss.
On April 14, 2008, Sessions scored a then career-high 20 points, adding 8 rebounds and a Milwaukee Bucks franchise-record 24 assists against the Chicago Bulls in a 151–135 home loss. His double-double performance was also the first "20-20" with points and assists in Bucks history. The following night, he topped his career high with 25 points, in a 110–101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sessions later topped his career high again by almost doubling it: on February 7, 2009, in an overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons, he scored 44 points. On April 1, 2009, Sessions recorded his first career triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 16 points with 16 assists and 10 rebounds.
On September 4, 2009, he signed an offer sheet from the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly worth $16 million for four years. The Bucks had seven days to match the offer but declined. Sessions shared backcourt duties with Timberwolves rookie guard Jonny Flynn. Sessions played 82 games with the Timberwolves and averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 assists per game to go with 2.6 rebounds per game, and shot 45.6% from the field.
On March 15, 2012, Sessions was traded along with Christian Eyenga to the Los Angeles Lakers for a protected first-round pick in 2012, Jason Kapono and Luke Walton. The trade provided Sessions with more playing time, as he had spent most of the season playing behind rising rookie star Kyrie Irving. In his first game with the Lakers, he put up 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists during 19 minutes in a 97–92 win over the Timberwolves.
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|
- Points: 44 vs. Detroit 02/07/09
- Rebounds: 10 vs. L.A. Lakers 04/01/09
- Assists: 24 vs. Chicago 04/14/08
- Steals: 5 vs. Detroit 02/09/11
- Blocks: 2 @ Indiana 04/06/08
- Nevada Wolf Pack Statistics - 2006-07
- NBA Basketball at CBSSports.com
- D-League Performer of the Week: November 26, 2007
- D-League Performer of the Week: January 28, 2008
- Sixers kick off long stretch with easy win over Bucks
- 76ers 119 - Bucks 97: Postgame News and Notes
- Arenas' dramatic return overshadowed by Bucks
- Bulls roll Bucks; Sessions registers 24 assists in loss
- Foye provides spark in overtime to end Wolves' season on winning note
- Iverson, Hamilton combine for 15 in OT as Pistons bag Bucks
- February 7, 2009 Pistons vs Bucks recap
- "Wolves Sign Guard Ramon Sessions". NBA.com. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- "Wolves Trade Sessions to Cavaliers". ESPN.com. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- "Lakers Acquire Ramon Sessions & Christian Eyenga". NBA.com. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- "Charlotte Bobcats Sign Free Agent Ramon Sessions". NBA.com. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
- Bucks Acquire Guard Ramon Sessions and Forward Jeff Adrien From Bobcats
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- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Sessions' college stats
- Pre-draft Sessions scouting report