Morris Almond
Full Name: Morris Almond
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 215
Birthdate: February 2, 1985 (Dalton, Ga.)
High School: McEachern HS (Powder Springs, Ga.)
College: Rice
 

Rice
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 30 0 56 123 .455 23 29 .793 10 36 .278 30 17 7 11 145 4.80
2004-05 31 0 84 160 .525 38 47 .809 18 39 .462 65 33 5 11 224 7.20
2005-06 28 24 224 448 .500 116 146 .795 48 108 .444 114 32 39 19 612 21.9
2006-07 32 32 263 544 .483 241 285 .846 77 169 .456 210 37 38 24 844 26.4
Totals 121 56 627 1275 .492 418 507 .824 153 352 .435 419 119 89 65 1825 15.1

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Named Conference USA Player of the Year as a senior after setting single-season conference records for points average (26.4 ppg), points scored (844), and free throws made (241). Earned First Team All-Conference USA honors his junior and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as Rice’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,825 points. Participated for Team USA in the 2003 Global Games held in Dallas.

Senior (2006-07): Ranked third in the nation in scoring (26.4 ppg). Also led team in rebounding (6.6 rpg, ranked fourth in C-USA), three-point field goal percentage (.456, first), and free throw percentage (.846, second). Scored 30 or more points 10 times, topping the 40-point mark twice. Exploded for a career-high and C-USA record 44 points vs. Vanderbilt. Registered 42 points at Utah. Posted seven double-doubles, including a 38-point, career-high 12-rebound performance vs. North Texas. Tallied 28 points vs. Oregon. Recorded a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double at Memphis. Scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Houston.

Junior (2005-06): Led C-USA in scoring (21.9 ppg) and ranked 10th in rebounding (5.8 rpg). Scored 30 or more points six times, with a season-high 40 points vs. SMU. Exploded for 38 points vs. Texas Southern. Posted four double-doubles, including a 36-point, 10-rebound performance at Marshall. Recorded 33 points and 10 rebounds at Tulane. Tallied 24 points and a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Houston. Scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds at Texas. Posted 25 points at Arkansas. Registered 28 points and seven rebounds in the C-USA Tournament vs. SMU.

Sophomore (2004-05): Averaged 7.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes a contest. Led team in free throw shooting (.809). Scored in double figures 10 times, with a season-high 19 points vs. Rockhurst College. Recorded 17 points and a season-high six rebounds vs. UTEP. Tallied 14 points and a career-high seven assists vs. San Jose State. Scored 14 points vs. Missouri State in the opening round of the Postseason NIT.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 4.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures five times, with a season-high 16 points vs. Tulsa and SMU. Sank three three-point shots on his way to 15 points at San Jose State. Posted 10 points in a win over Nevada.

Strengths: Knows how to work screens and is intelligent in finding ways to rid his defender without the ball. When he fights through a screen, curls or runs the baseline, he is ready to shoot as soon as he receives the ball and is balanced. Good rebounder for his size.

Personal: Has one brother. Was a high school teammate of Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks.


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