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Patroons sign former NBA player Moon

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jamario Moon shoots over Philadelphia 76ers’ Elton Brand in the first quarter at Quicken Loan Arena on Nov. 16, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.
January 10, 2018 02:03 pm

ALBANY — The Albany Patroons announced they signed former NBA standout Jamario Moon on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old has run the circuit in professional basketball, making stops in the NBA, the NBA DLeague, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Mexican league and even the Albany Patroons in 2005.

Moon kicked off his NBA career with the Toronto Raptors in 2007 and scored 12 points, pulled down six rebounds, had three steals and one blocked shot in 23 minutes in his debut against the Chicago Bulls.

In February, 2008 he was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month and was invited to participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend where he scored 18 points in the Rookie/Sophomore gam. Moon also finished third in the Slam Dunk contest.

In the NBA, Moon would go on to play for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats from 2007-12.

During his time in the League, Moon scored a career-high 17 points five times and pulled down a best 15 rebounds against Denver in 2008.

Moon joins a Patroons squad that sits at 2-1 on the season and includes fellow former NBA player Smush Parker of the LA Lakers.

Moon is eligible to play in the team’s next game on Saturday against the Ohio Cardlinals at the Lebron James Arena in Ohio.