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Encyclopedia > Damon Stoudamire
Damon Stoudamire
Position Point guard
Nickname Mighty Mouse
League NBA
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg)
Team Memphis Grizzlies
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born September 3, 1973 (1973-09-03) (age 33)
Flag of Oregon Portland, Oregon
High school Woodrow Wilson High School
College Arizona
Draft 7th overall, 1995
Toronto Raptors
Pro career 1995–present
Former teams Toronto Raptors (1995–1998)
Portland Trail Blazers (1998–2005)
Awards 1994-95 Pac 10 Co-Player of the Year 1995-96 NBA Rookie of the Year

Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the first round (seventh pick overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. In college he played for the Arizona Wildcats. Damon is the cousin of former University of Arizona standout and current Atlanta Hawks guard Salim Stoudamire. Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oregon. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... 1995 NBA Draft - 28 June 1995 - Toronto, Ontario Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... 1995 NBA Draft - 28 June 1995 - Toronto, Ontario Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Charles Salim Stoudamire (born October 11, 1982 in Portland, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA, currently with the Atlanta Hawks. ...

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Early life

Damon Lamon Stoudamire was born to Willie Stoudamire and Liz Washington in Portland, Oregon Stoudamire was an only child, with three step sisters. His parents never married. Willie Stoudamire moved away to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to work in a brewery when Damon was seven years old. Stoudamire was raised by his mother Liz and his grandmother Wanda Stoudamire-Matthews. While Stoudamire was growing up his uncles Charles and Anthony Stoudamire got him into sports, namely basketball and football. They acted as fathers and personal coaches to Damon in his younger years. Damon grew up watching his favorite player Nate Archibald and attempted to pattern his game after his childhood hero. As Stoudamire grew older he began to play basketball at Irvington Park in Irvington, Portland, Oregon and at the Matt Dishman Community Center in Portland. Stoudamire attended grade school at a Catholic school, named Holy Redeemer, and went on to attend Woodrow Wilson High School. During his junior year in high school his grandmother, Wanda died of cancer. Stoudamire would later go on to tattoo Wanda's face and her address on his left arm in remembrance, during his NBA career. He was accepted to the University of Oregon but chose to attend the University of Arizona instead. Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nathaniel (Nate) Tiny Archibald (born September 2, 1948 in New York City) is a former professional basketball player. ... Irvington is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. ... There are numerous Wilson High Schools in the United States, most named after the United States President Woodrow Wilson, including: Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach, California Wilson High School, Los Angeles, California Woodrow Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ...


High school career

Damon Stoudamire attended Wilson High School, playing for the Trojans in Portland, where he led his team to a 74-4 record and state championships in 1989 and another in 1991. Stoudamire averaged 26.1 points, 9.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game while playing for his school. He earned two Oregon Player of the Year Honors and one Converse High School All-American Honors during his senior year. Coached by Dick Beachell, Jack Bertell, James "Fluffy" Combs, and Vern Baker. Team Mgr: Mal Williams Wilson High School Wilson High School is one of approximately 100 schools administered by Portland Public Schools. ... Converse, (pronounced kŏnvûrs), is an American shoe company which has been making shoes since the early 20th century. ...


College career

Stoudamire played point guard for the University of Arizona Wildcats and legendary coach Lute Olson. He was a first-team All-American and finalist for College Player of the Year. Stoudamire teamed up with Khalid Reeves his junior year to lead the team to the "final four" of the NCAA tournament. During his senior year, he earned the All-American honors for his 22.8 points per game. Stoudamire also finished his college career first on the Wildcats' all-time list in three-pointers made (272), second in scoring (1,849 points), and fourth in assists (663), and was the only player in Arizona history to have two 40-point games. Stoudamire scored his career-high 45 points January 12, 1995 at Stanford University. He was named a 1995 Wooden Award finalist after sharing the Pac-10 Player of the Year award with Ed O'Bannon. The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Khalid Reeves (born July 15, 1972 in Queens, New York) is a professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1994 NBA Draft. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in Stanford, California. ... Edward Charles OBannon, Jr. ...


NBA career

Toronto Raptors

Stoudamire had a noteworthy rookie season with the Toronto Raptors averaging 9.3 assists and 19 points. He earned the nickname "Mighty Mouse" due to the fact he stands only 5'10" (1.77 m), and that he had a Mighty Mouse tattoo on his right arm going into his rookie season. Damon currently holds the record of having the third-highest assist average ever by a rookie, and rookie record setter for 3-pointers with 133, breaking the 3-point record previously held by Dennis Scott. Damon was ranked second in scoring among all rookies in his rookie season, and led all rookies in minutes played and assists. He received the Shick Rookie of the Month Award twice and unanimously made the Shick All Rookie First Team. That same year Stoudamire was also awarded the Rookie of the Year Award for the 1995-1996 season, receiving 76 of the 113 possible votes and the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Rookie Game. Stoudamire holds the record for being the second-lowest draft pick (seventh overall) to ever win the Rookie of the Year Award, the lowest being Mark Jackson (eighteenth overall). Damon is also known as the shortest player at 5'10" to ever win this award. He did not play the last 10 games of his rookie season due to an injury, Tendinitis in his left knee. The Raptors went 1-5 without him and finished 21-61 in his and the Raptors' rookie season. The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... A Mighty Mouse poster. ... Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Tendonitis (also tenonitis or tendinitis) is an inflammation of a tendon. ...


Portland Trail Blazers

In 0001 he was traded by the Raptors along with Walt Williams and Carlos Rogers to the Portland Trail Blazers, for Kenny Anderson, Alvin Williams, Gary Trent, two first-round draft choices, a second-round draft choice and an amount of money. As a member of the Trail Blazers, his stats have fallen somewhat from his career high. In 2002 the Blazers benched Stoudamire for most of the season. The coach went with Scottie Pippen and Bonzi Wells at the guard positions. However, in the playoffs Stoudamire received significant playing time. Walter Ander The Wizard Williams (born April 16, 1970 in Washington, DC) is a former professional basketball player. ... Carlos Deon Rogers (born February 6, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Kenneth (Kenny) Anderson (born October 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a left-handed point guard who played more than a decade in the National Basketball Association. ... Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He played college basketball at Villanova University. ... Gary Trent (born September 22, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional basketball player formerly in the NBA. He is 6 8 and 250 lb. ... Various denominations of currency, one form of money Money is any good or tokens that functions as a medium of exchange that is socially and legally accepted in payment for goods and services and in settlement of debts. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Gawen DeAngelo Bonzi Wells, also known as the Bonz, (born September 20, 1976 in Muncie, Indiana) is a 65 shooting guard in the National Basketball Association for the Indiana Pacers. ...


On January 14, 2005, Stoudamire hit a career-high and Trail Blazers franchise record 54 points, which included 8 3-pointers, against the New Orleans Hornets. The same year, on April 15, 2005, he shot an NBA record 21 3-point attempts, making only 5 of them. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Stoudamire's contract with the Blazers expired in 2005, and it became widely known that the Trail Blazers, who were focusing on a "youth movement" and looking for players with good character, had no intention of re-signing Damon. This became abundantly clear in August 2005 when the team signed free agent guard Juan Dixon to a contract, and assigned him Stoudamire's uniform number (3). Stoudamire wanted the Blazers to work out a sign-and-trade deal whereby he would end up with the Houston Rockets. Since this would have required Portland to take one of Houston's overpaid players in return, and because the team at that time had a relatively high payroll, Portland management decided to go in another direction with players like Dixon and Steve Blake. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Juan Dixon (born October 9, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American professional basketball player at the point guard position. ...


Memphis Grizzlies

On August 5, 2005, after Stoudamire had been in discussions with several teams, it was announced he had signed a 4-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, where he replaced Jason Williams, who left for the Miami Heat, as the starting point guard. In a December 30 game in his hometown of Portland, Stoudamire tore his right patellar tendon. He was carted off the court, and had successful surgery in Birmingham, Alabama the following week. He missed the rest of the 2005-06 season. Stoudamire returned for the beginning of the 2006-07 season, and has started all but 10 games, but he is playing over 8 fewer minutes per game compared to last year. He and veteran backup point guard Chucky Atkins have evenly split minutes at the point guard. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Patellar ligament (anterior ligament) is the central portion of the common tendon of the Quadriceps femoris, which is continued from the patella to the tuberosity of the tibia. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Chucky Atkins (real name Kenneth Atkins) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He was undrafted following a college career at the University of South Florida, and began his pro career in 2000 with the Orlando Magic. ...


Suspension

His stint with the Trail Blazers was marred by several marijuana related incidents including one where, with then-starting power forward Rasheed Wallace, his yellow Hummer was pulled over on I-5 for speeding and driving under the influence of marijuana.[citation needed] After Stoudamire's third arrest for marijuana possession in 2003, he was fined $250,000 and was suspended for three months. Trail Blazers president Steve Patterson announced that he wanted to void Stoudamire's contract, but did not find a provision in the contract that would allow him to do so. [1] Stoudamire completed a 90-day rehabilitation program and publicly swore off the use of marijuana. [2]. In addition, he made an agreement with The Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano to take an unannounced urine test during any point in the 2003-2004 season to prove his sobriety. Midway through the season, Canzano appeared in the team locker room and produced a specimen bottle which Stoudamire filled; an independent testing laboratory reported back the result that he was indeed "clean". The incident rehabilitated Stoudamire in the minds of many Portland fans, who had come to regard him as one of the "Jail Blazers". However, Stoudamire was widely criticized by the NBA Players Association for the drug test, who claimed that NBA players may only submit to such tests as prescribed by the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement. The fact that the test was voluntary, and not administered by the league or any of its teams, did not make Stoudamire immune to such criticism. Despite the criticism, no official action was taken by the union against Stoudamire for his participation in the test. A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Patterson is the current President and General Manager of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... John Canzano is an American sports journalist and columnist at The Oregonian. ... A urinalysis (or UA) is an array of tests performed on urine, usually used in medical diagnosis. ... The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is the contract between the NHL and the NHLPA that defines the structure of procedural, financial, and disciplinary relationships between the NHL, its teams, and its players. ...


References

Airborne: The Damon Stoudamire Story by Doug Smith


External links

Preceded by
Grant Hill and Jason Kidd
NBA Rookie of the Year
1995-96
Succeeded by
Allen Iverson

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Damon Stoudamire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (756 words)
Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born 3 September 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Stoudamire's contract with the Blazers expired in 2005, and it became widely known that the Trail Blazers, who were focusing on a "youth movement", had no intention of re-signing Damon.
On August 5 2005, after Stoudamire had been in discussions with several teams, it was announced he had signed a 4-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, where he was expected to replace Jason Williams, who left for the Miami Heat, as the starting point guard.
ESPN Fantasy Basketball 2006: Player News Archive (915 words)
Stoudamire was taken off the floor on a stretcher in the first half of Memphis' game against Portland on Friday after losing his footing and crashing to the ground, the Associated Press reports.
Stoudamire suffered a knee injury and was being further evaluated at a clinic in the Rose Garden Arena in Portland.
Stoudamire is likely to win the starting point guard job in place of the departed Jason Williams, and should be a solid source of assists, points, and 3-pointers this season.
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