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Encyclopedia > Morris Peterson
Morris Peterson
Position Guard-Forward
Nickname Mo Pete, MP3, Iron Man
League NBA
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Team New Orleans Hornets
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born August 26, 1977 (1977-08-26) (age 29)
Flag of Michigan Flint, Michigan
College Michigan State
Draft 21st overall, 2000
Toronto Raptors
Pro career 2000–present
Awards All-Rookie First Team 2000-2001

Morris Peterson (born August 26, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... // The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28th 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... 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. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...

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College career

Peterson played collegiate basketball at Michigan State University, and helped lead them to the 2000 NCAA title. He was selected 21st overall by the Raptors in the 2000 NBA Draft, and was a starter in the majority of their games his first three seasons. College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... // Final four redirects here. ... // The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28th 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


In his senior year at MSU, Peterson led the team in scoring, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. He had a team-high 30 double-digit scoring efforts. He was voted Big Ten Player of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten, and he placed as first or second team All-American on five different polls. It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...


NBA career

While enjoying some early success in his professional career, Peterson's production faced a steady decline, before stepping up in the wake of the new era of Raptor youngsters being ushered in, taking on a more expansive leadership role and transforming himself into an elite perimeter defender, a clutch performer and consistent scorer. He is known for his three-point shooting and his acrobatic shots.


Nicknamed "Mo Pete", the left-hander is a cousin of the Raptors' 1999 first-round draft pick Jonathan Bender. 1999 NBA Draft - 30 June 1999 - MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The 1999 NBA Draft class was a solid one, with nine of the top-10 picks (all except Jonathan Bender, forced into retirement by injuries) rising to prominence in the NBA. Corey Maggette, Ron Artest, Andrei Kirilenko and... Jonathan Rene Bender (born January 30, 1981 in Picayune, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Bender was selected with the fifth pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 NBA Draft, straight out of Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi despite a verbal commitment to...


On December 28, 2005, Peterson set a record for career games played as a Raptor, surpassing Alvin Williams with 418 games played. Peterson also leads the NBA in longest consecutive games played, appearing in 371 straight until November 22, 2006, when he missed his first game in over 4 years. is the 362nd day of the year (363rd 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. ... 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. ...


Peterson posted career highs in points and rebounds averaging 16.8 points and 4.6 rebounds and threw in 2.3 assists per game through 82 games played in the 2005-06 season. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


On July 13, 2007, the New Orleans Hornets signed Peterson to a four-year contract, worth $23 million.[1] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Accolades

  • Career-high: March 31, 2006 Peterson scored a career-best 38 points vs. the Phoenix Suns.
  • First-round draft choice (21st overall) by Toronto in 2000.
  • Has appeared in 13 playoff games, averaging 6.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.
  • Recorded his 500th career three-point field goal April 3, 2005 vs. the Detroit Pistons.
  • Had a career-high 14 rebounds April 8, 2005.

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NBA career statistics

Correct as of 10 June 2007
Regular season Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG
2000-01 Toronto 80 22.6 0.8 0.2 3.2 1.3 9.3
2001-02 Toronto 63 31.6 1.2 0.2 3.5 2.4 14.0
2002-03 Toronto 82 36.0 1.1 0.4 4.4 2.3 14.1
2003-04 Toronto 82 26.2 1.1 0.2 3.2 1.4 8.3
2004-05 Toronto 82 30.6 1.1 0.2 4.1 2.1 12.1
2005-06 Toronto 82 38.3 1.3 0.2 4.6 2.3 16.8
2006-07 Toronto 71 21.3 0.6 0.2 3.3 0.7 8.9
Playoffs Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG
2000-01 Toronto 8 13.8 0.8 0.0 1.5 1.9 5.4
2001-02 Toronto 5 30.8 1.0 0.6 2.8 2.2 9.2
2006-07 Toronto 6 30.5 0.3 0.3 4.5 0.3 6.8

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Personal life

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External links

  • NBA.com : Morris Peterson Info Page
2000 NBA Draft
First Round
Kenyon Martin | Stromile Swift | Darius Miles | Marcus Fizer | Mike Miller | DerMarr Johnson | Chris Mihm | Jamal Crawford | Joel Przybilla | Keyon Dooling | Jérôme Moïso | Etan Thomas | Courtney Alexander | Mateen Cleaves | Jason Collier | Hidayet Türkoğlu | Desmond Mason | Quentin Richardson | Jamaal Magloire | Speedy Claxton | Morris Peterson | Donnell Harvey | DeShawn Stevenson | Dalibor Bagarić | Jake Tsakalidis | Mamadou N'diaye | Primož Brezec | Erick Barkley | Mark Madsen
Second Round
Marko Jarić | Dan Langhi | A. J. Guyton | Jake Voskuhl | Khalid El-Amin | Mike Smith | Soumaila Samake | Eddie House | Eduardo Nájera | Lavor Postell | Hanno Möttölä | Chris Carrawell | Olumide Oyedeji | Michael Redd | Brian Cardinal | Jabari Smith | DeeAndre Hulett | Josip Sesar | Mark Karcher | Jason Hart | Kaniel Dickens | Igor Rakočević | Ernest Brown | Dan McClintock | Cory Hightower | Chris Porter | Jaquay Walls | Scoonie Penn | Pete Mickeal

 
 

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