Salim Stoudamire Signs With Reno Bighorns

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2011

RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns acquired former Atlanta Hawk guard Salim Stoudamire yesterday from the NBA Development League’s available player pool, adding another veteran point guard to the Bighorns roster.

Stoudamire, who played collegiately at the University of Arizona, was the Atlanta Hawks second round pick (31st overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft. Over three seasons in Atlanta, the 6-1, 175-pound point guard appeared in 157 NBA games, including one start. Stoudamire averaged 8.0 ppg and shot 36.6% from beyond the arc during his time with the Hawks.

During his collegiate career, Stoudamire averaged 15.2 ppg with the Wildcats. He appeared in 129-career games, and averaged at least 12 points per game in each of his four seasons.

Stoudamire joins Reno after spending the first nine games of this season with the Idaho Stampede. While with Idaho, he averaged 13.2 ppg and 3.7 apg. Stoudamire scored a season-high 23 points against the Bighorns on Dec. 1 in a 127-117 Bighorns victory.

Stoudamire will make his Bighorns debut tonight at 7 p.m. in the Reno Events Center. Fans can purchase tickets for the game by calling (775) 284-2622, visiting the Silver Legacy box office or browsing ticketmaster.com.

Reno Bighorns group tickets and fan experience packages are on sale now by calling the Bighorns front office at (775) 284-2NBA or visiting RenoBighorns.com. Fans can high-five the players, play a game-before-the-game on the Bighorns court, perform a talent routine and more.