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Raptors Sign Jamario Moon

July 10, 2007

(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed free agent forward Jamario Moon to a two-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. Moon attended the Raptors’ free agent camp held June 22-24 at Air Canada Centre.

Moon, 6-foot-8, 205 pounds, saw action in 44 games with the Continental Basketball Association’s Albany (N.Y.) Patroons in 2006-07. He finished seventh in the CBA in scoring (18.8), fifth in rebounding (7.8), third in steals (2.0) and second in blocks (2.4). He also ranked fifth in the league in three-point field goal percentage at .401 (73-182) and shot .503 per cent (316-628) from the field. He was named the CBA Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team All-CBA honours.

Following his stint in the CBA, Moon joined the Gary (Ind.) Steelheads of the United States Basketball League where he averaged 16.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.1 blocks in 22 contests.

The native of Rockford, Alabama has also spent professional playing time in the National Basketball Development League (Huntsville (Ala.) Flight and Mobile (Ala.) Revelers), American Basketball Association (Kentucky Colonels) and the World Basketball Association with the Rome (Ga.) Gladiators. He averaged 13.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21 games for the Gladiators, leading them to the 2005 WBA Championship. Moon went undrafted as an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft after one year at Meridian Community College in Meridian, Mississippi.