Miccosukee Resort and Gaming
  • No. 8
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6’8” | Weight: 200
  • Years Pro: 2
  • Birthdate: : 6/13/80 (Goodwater, AL)
  • High School: Coosa Central (Rockford, AL)
  • College: Meridian CC (Meridian, MS)
  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Not drafted by the NBA as an early entry candidate in 2001…played on the Milwaukee Bucks 2001 Summer League team before being signed by the Mobile Revelers of the NBA Development League for the 2001-02 season…later that season in 2002, moved to the Dodge City Legend of the United States Basketball League…in 2002 spent time in the Philadelphia 76ers mini-camp as well as the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz Summer League teams before returning to the Mobile Revelers of the NBDL…was released by the Revelers in November of 2002…signed by the Huntsville Flight of the NBDL in 2003…was released by the Flight in November of 2003…rejoined the Flight in January of 2004 before being waived later that month…joined the Oklahoma Storm of the USBL pre-season camp in 2004…joined the Harlem Globetrotters later in 2004…signed by the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association, but was released in December of 2004 before the season started…signed with the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association in December of 2004…left the Colonels in May of 2005…signed with the Rome Gladiators of the World Basketball Association in 2005…signed with the Albany Patroons of the CBA in December of 2005…signed by the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBDL in April of 2006…signed with the Marietta Storm of the WBA later that month…signed by Fuerza Regia Monterrey of the National League of Professional Basketball (Mexico) in August of 2006…returned to the Albany Patroons of the CBA for the 2006-07 season in November of 2006…signed with the Gary Steelheads of the USBL for the remainder of the season in May of 2007…signed by the Toronto Raptors as a free agent on July 10, 2007…traded by the Raptors along with Jermaine O’Neal and a conditional draft pick to the Miami HEAT for Shawn Marion, Marcus Banks and cash considerations on Feb. 13, 2009.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 158 regular season NBA games (135 starts) and averaged 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.06 blocks, 1.05 steals and 26.8 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from three-point range and 79.4 percent from the foul line…has missed four games due to injury, three games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, one game due to personal reasons and has been a DNP-CD once…is a one-time Eastern Conference Rookie of Month (January 2008)…was named to the 2007-08 T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team…has scored in double figures 50 times…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games is three and has occurred twice (Feb. 28, 2009-Mar. 4, 2009 and Feb. 13, 2008-Feb. 22, 2008)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 10 occasions and has recorded four double-doubles…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure rebounding games is three and has occurred twice (Mar. 19, 2008-Mar. 23, 2008 and Dec. 1, 2007-Dec. 5, 2007)…his longest streak of consecutive games with a steal is nine and occurred from Jan. 9, 2009-Jan. 23, 2009…his longest streak of consecutive games with a block is 19 and occurred from Nov. 16, 2007-Dec. 19, 2007…his longest streak of consecutive games played is 112 and occurred from Nov. 9, 2007-Jan. 5, 2009…has recorded 44 multi-block and 42 multi-steal games…has appeared in five postseason NBA games (three starts) and averaged 5.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.20 steals and 20.8 minutes while shooting 37.9 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from three-point range and connecting on his only free throw attempt…has scored in double figures once in postseason play…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and has recorded one double-double in the playoffs…has appeared in 59 regular season NBA Development League games (four starts) and averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 12.9 minutes while shooting 39.4 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from three-point range and 76.8 percent from the foul line…was part of the 2003 NBDL Mobile Revelers Championship team…has appeared in three postseason NBDL games and averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 50 percent from the foul line…has appeared in 74 regular season Continental Basketball Association games (seven starts) and averaged 18.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.18 blocks, 2.01 steals, 2.0 assists and 33.2 minutes while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from three-point range and 76.6 percent from the foul line…was named as the 2007 CBA Defensive Player of the Year…was a 2007 First Team All-CBA and All-Defensive Team selection…was named to the 2006 CBA All-Star Team…has appeared in six postseason CBA games (one start) and averaged 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.83 steals, 1.67 blocks and 31.3 minutes while shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from three-point range and 69.2 percent from the foul line…has appeared in 25 regular season United States Basketball League games (nine starts) and averaged 15.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.16 blocks, 1.9 assists, 1.48 steals and 29.7 minutes…was named to the All-USBL First Team and the USBL All-Defensive Team…has appeared in 21 regular season World Basketball Association games and averaged 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.70 steals and 1.1 assists while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 46.6 percent from three-point range and 79.4 percent from the foul line…was part of the 2005 WBA Rome Gladiators Championship team…named to the WBA All-Defensive Team…was a WBA Third Team All-Tournament and WBA Fourth Team All-League selection…appeared in seven games in the American Basketball Association and averaged 10.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 54.0 percent from the field…also had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Miami HEAT and the Toronto Raptors and averaged 7.2 points (.468 FG%, .850 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.08 steals and 25.9 minutes while shooting 35.5 percent from three-point range in 80 games (60 starts)…missed four games due to injury and one game due to personal reasons (Jan. 7)…sat out the final four games of the regular season (Apr. 10-15) with a right groin strain…led the NBA in steals per turnover ratio (2.00) and finished 40th in steals per game…scored in double figures on 25 occasions (16 with Toronto)…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…appeared in 26 games (21 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 7.1 points (.459 FG%, .867 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.5 minutes while shooting 37.0 percent from three-point range…topped the HEAT in blocks five times, in steals on four occasions, in rebounds three times and in assists and minutes once each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench once and also topped the HEAT reserves in blocks and minutes twice each and rebounds, assists and steals once each…appeared in 54 games (39 starts) for the Raptors and averaged 7.3 points (.473 FG%, .846 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.20 steals and 25.5 minutes while shooting 34.5 percent from three-point range…recorded at least one steal in a career-high nine consecutive games from Jan. 9-23…dished out a career-high six assists at Philadelphia on Mar. 15…matched his career high in three-point field goals made with four against Phoenix on Jan. 18…made a career-high five free throws against Chicago on Jan. 14…grabbed a career-high seven offensive rebounds at Portland on Dec. 27…matched his career high with five steals at New Jersey on Dec. 12…had two double-figure scoring quarters…had 56 dunks (34 with Toronto)…had 21 multi-steal and 15 multi-block games…Season Highs: 17 points (three times), 12 rebounds (vs. New York, Feb. 28), six assists (at Philadelphia, Mar. 15), five steals (at New Jersey, Dec. 12), three blocks (four times) and 42:52 minutes (vs. Phoenix, Jan. 18).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Appeared in 78 games (75 starts) for the Toronto Raptors and averaged 8.5 points (.485 FG%, .741 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 1.38 blocks, 1.2 assists, 1.03 steals and 27.8 minutes while shooting 32.8 percent from three-point range…missed four games, one as a DNP-CD and three as a healthy scratch on the inactive list…was named to the T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team…was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of Month for January…finished first in steals, second in blocks, third in rebounds, fourth in minutes, fifth in field goal percentage and 10th in scoring among NBA rookies…set Raptors rookie records for games started and defensive rebounds (392)…led the Raptors in rebounding 20 times…scored in double figures 25 times and recorded double-digit rebounds on eight occasions…posted three double-doubles…blocked a shot in a career-high 19 consecutive games from Nov. 16-Dec. 19…also blocked at least one shot in 15 consecutive games from Feb. 20-Mar. 16…grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Denver on Mar. 23…recorded a career high in minutes played (45:26) against Washington on Mar. 7…rejected a career-high six shots against Chicago on Nov. 25…pulled down a career-high 12 defensive rebounds at Dallas on Nov. 20…made his first NBA start at Chicago on Nov. 10 and had 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and one block in 23:30 of playing time…made his NBA debut at Milwaukee on Nov. 6 and totaled one point and four rebounds in 14:06 of playing time…had 29 multi-block and 21 multi-steal games…played for the Rookie Team in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans and finished with 13 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes of action…finished third in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend behind Gerald Green and Dwight Howard…NBA Season Highs: 17 points (twice), 15 rebounds (vs. Denver, Mar. 23), six blocks (vs. Chicago, Nov. 5), five steals (vs. Atlanta, Jan. 18), four assists (three times) and 45:26 minutes (vs. Washington, Mar. 7).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Split time between the Gary Steelheads of the United State Basketball League and the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association…appeared in 22 games (nine starts) for the Gary Steelheads of the USBL and averaged 16.7 points (.498 FG%, .855 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 2.09 blocks, 2.0 assists, 1.64 steals and 30.7 minutes while shooting 43.2 percent from three-point range…named to the All-USBL First Team and the USBL All-Defensive Team…led the team in points (367), rebounds (150), blocked shots (46) and steals (36), and finished second in field goals made (119), free throws made (94) and minutes (676), and fourth in assists (43)…appeared in 44 games (four starts) for the Albany Patroons of the CBA and averaged 18.8 points (.503 FG%, .401 3-PT FG%, .756 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 2.43 blocks, 1.96 steals, 1.9 assists and 34.3 minutes…was named as the CBA Defensive Player of the Year…was a First Team All-CBA and All-Defensive Team selection…blocked a league-best nine shots vs. Pittsburgh on Jan. 26…finished second in the CBA in blocks per game, third in steals per game, fifth in rebounding average, fifth in three-point field goal percentage and seventh in scoring average…led the team in points (829), rebounds (331), blocked shots (107), steals (86), field goals made (316) and minutes (1,510), placed second in three-point field goals made (73), third in three-point field goal percentage, and fifth in assists (84) and free throws made (124)…appeared in three postseason games (one start) for the Patroons and averaged 16.7 points (.391 FG%, .389 3-PT FG%, .778 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.67 steals, 1.67 blocks and 34.3 minutes…hit a playoff league-high five three-point field goals against Yakama on Mar. 27…led Albany in points (50), steals (eight), blocked shots (five), field goals made (18) and three-point field goals made (seven), placed second in assists (nine), third in rebounds (16) and minutes (103) and fourth in free throws made (seven).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Split time between Fuerza Regia Monterrey of the National League of Professional Basketball (Mexico), the Marietta Storm of the World Basketball Association, the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League, the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association and the Rome Gladiators of the World Basketball Association…appeared in three games (one start) for the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBDL and averaged 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.00 steals and 17.3 minutes…appeared in one postseason game for the Fort Worth Flyers grabbing one rebound and recording a steal in seven minutes of action…appeared in 30 games (three starts) for the Albany Patroons of the CBA and averaged 18.4 points (.485 FG%, .403 3-PT FG%, .781 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 steals, 2.0 assists, 1.80 blocks and 31.5 minutes…named to the CBA All-Star Team…recorded a league game-high nine blocks vs. Rockford on Mar. 10…finished second in the CBA in blocks per game, third in steals per game and eighth in scoring average…finished first on the team in blocks (54), second in points (552), steals (63), field goals made (211), three-point field goals made (48) and three-point field goal percentage, third in free throw percentage, fourth in rebounds (199) and fifth in assists (61) and free throws made (82)…appeared in three postseason games for the Patroons and averaged 13.7 points (.447 FG%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.67 blocks, 1.00 steals and 28.3 minutes…finished second in the CBA postseason for blocks per game…appeared in 21 games for the Rome Gladiators of the WBA and averaged 13.4 points (.513 FG%, .466 3-PT FG%, .794 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.70 steals and 1.1 assists…finished with 19 points, nine blocks, eight rebounds and three assists in the championship game to help Rome win the 2005 WBA Championship…was named to the All-WBA Defensive Team, All-Tournament Third Team and All-WBA Fourth Team…helped Rome finish with a 24-3 record and the WBA Championship after finishing with a league-worst 6-15 record the previous season.

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Split time between the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association, the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League…appeared in seven games for the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA and averaged 10.7 points (.540 FG%), 6.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Appeared in one game for the Huntsville Flight of the NBA Development League and tallied four points, two steals, two blocks and one rebound in 13 minutes.

    2002-03 SEASON:

    Split time between the Mobile Revelers of the NBA Development League, the Utah Jazz Summer League team, the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team, the Philadelphia 76ers mini-camp and the Dodge City Legend of the United States Basketball League…appeared in two games for the Mobile Revelers of the NBDL and totaled five points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in six minutes…team won the NBDL Championship…appeared in three games for the Dodge City Legend of the USBL and averaged 10.0 points (.407 FG%, .300 3-PT FG%, 1.000 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 2.67 blocks, 1.7 assists and 22.3 minutes.

    2001-02 SEASON:

    Split time between the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League team and the Mobile Revelers of the NBA Development League…appeared in 53 games (three starts) for the Mobile Revelers of the NBDL and averaged 5.2 points (.396 FG%, .750 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 13.0 minutes while shooting 35.1 percent from three-point range…finished third on the team in blocked shots (25) and three-point field goals made (33) and sixth on team in field goals made (103)…appeared in two postseason games and totaled 15 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes.

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2008: Appeared in five postseason games (three starts) for the Raptors in their Opening Round series against Orlando and averaged 5.4 points (.379 FG%, .364 3-PT FG%, 1.000 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.20 steals and 20.8 minutes…tied for the team high in blocks (three), ranked second in offensive rebounds (seven) and tied for third in total rebounds (24)…in his three postseason starts he averaged 8.0 points (.476 FG%, .429 3-PT FG%, 1.000 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 1.00 blocks, 1.33 steals, 1.3 assists and 25.3 minutes…scored in double figures once, grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…made his first NBA postseason career start in Game 3 against Orlando on Apr. 24 and recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 at Orlando on Apr. 20 and was scoreless with one rebound in five minutes.

    HONORS:

    2007-08: Was named to the T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team…was selected to play for the Rookie Team in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans…finished third in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend.

    COLLEGE:

    Played one season at Meridian (Miss.) Community College…appeared in 12 games and averaged 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Jamario Raman Moon…was nicknamed “Screwdriver” by his grandfather because Jamario always grabbed his screwdriver…parents are Ruby Thomas and John Moon…he and his wife Tamara have a daughter, Taylin…has one brother (Kantrell) and one sister (Shilitha)…considers his daughter his most prized possession…describes his mother as the person who has made a difference in his life because she taught him resiliency in the face of adversity...grew up in Goodwater, Alabama, a town located in the east-central portion of the state that has only one stop light and a population of approximately 5,000…likes to play video games and refurbish old school cars in his free time…wore number 33 with the Raptors because he was a big fan of Scottie Pippen growing up…played for the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he lists the Alabama Crimson Tide as his favorite team…cheese biscuits are his favorite food…has no pre-game superstitions…wears a size 13 shoe.