Moon with the Los Angeles Clippers
June 13, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Coosa Central (Rockford, Alabama)|
|College||Meridian CC (1999–2000)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|2002||Dodge City Legend|
|2006||Fort Worth Flyers|
|2011||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2012–2014||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2014||Guaros de Lara|
|2014||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2015||Guaros de Lara|
|2016||Indios de Mayagüez|
|2017||Club Atlético Aguada|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Albany Patroons of the North American Premier Basketball. He 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 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 attending Coosa Central High School, Moon attended Meridian Community College where he played one half season of college basketball for the Eagles in 1999–2000, averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Moon lost his scholarship at Meridian due to poor grades and, despite signing a letter of intent to play at Mississippi State University, was ruled academically ineligible to play for the Bulldogs. Moon entered the 2001 NBA draft as an early candidate, but went undrafted. Following the draft, Moon worked briefly for a marble company and at a cabinet shop before deciding to focus on basketball professionally. After playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2001 NBA Summer League, Moon joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2001–02 season. He then joined the Dodge City Legend following the D-League season. After playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz in the 2002 NBA Summer League, he re-joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2002–03 season. He left the Revelers in November 2002.
Moon joined the Huntsville Flight via the 2003 D-League draft but was released by the team prior to the 2003–04 season. He re-joined them in January 2004, he was again released after just one game. After playing for the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004, he joined the Rockford Lightning for the 2004–05 season, but was released prior to the 2004–05 season. In December 2004, he joined the Kentucky Colonels before being released in February 2005. He then helped the Rome Gladiators win the 2005 World Basketball Association (WBA) championship. In December 2005, he joined the Albany Patroons before joining the Fort Worth Flyers in April 2006. He then played for Marietta Storm and Fuerza Regia. In 2006–07, he again played for the Albany Patroons. In 2007, he played for both the Gary Steelheads and Fuerza Regia.
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. 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 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).
D-League and International career
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.
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. Later that month, he signed with Guaros de Lara for the 2014 LPB season.
In December 2017, Moon briefly played in Argentina with Club Atlético Aguada.
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
In January 2009, Moon's wife, Tamara, gave birth to their first child.
- Windhorst, Brian (October 23, 2009). "Jamario Moon isn't a star, but Cleveland Cavaliers find a space for him". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- "Jamario Moon in "Sole Influence"". ESPN.com. November 26, 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- Hareas, John (2007-11-28). "Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo on Jamario Moon". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
- Hamill, Sean D. (January 30, 2010). "Jamario Moon's Globetrotting Career Takes Him From Albany to N.B.A". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
- LeMaster, Steve (April 23, 2010). "Keathley-coached player Jamario Moon in the hunt for NBA championship". Floyd County Times. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
- More WBA Signings
- "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.
- 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
- 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. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "Bobcats Sign Jamario Moon". NBA.com. 2012-04-15. Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- "Bobcats Waive Jamario Moon". HoopsRumours.com. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- 2013-14 Training Camp Roster Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine.
- "OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS adds Moon". Euroleague.net. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- Jamario Moon will part ways with Olympiacos?
- Jamario Moon signs with Guaros de Lara
- D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- D-Fenders Acquire Alfred Aboya
- Jamario Moon inks with Guaros de Lara
- Jamario Moon waived by Guaros de Lara
- Former NBA player Jamario Moon, Aguada part ways
- Albany Patroons sign first three players
- Moon missing from lineup