Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Damon Stoudamire - Mighty Mouse

Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973) is an American professional basketball player, currently with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. The 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 171 lb (78 kg/12.2 st) point guard was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 NBA Draft and has won the 1995-96 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. 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 that he stands only 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), and that he had a Mighty Mouse tattoo on his right arm going into his rookie season. He currently holds the record for three point field goals made by a rookie with 133, breaking then record held by Dennis Scott, and is third in assist average by a rookie. He ranked second in scoring among all rookies in 1995-96, and led all rookies in minutes played and assists. He received the Schick Rookie of the Month award twice and unanimously made the Schick All Rookie First Team, and eventually won the Rookie of the Year award, receiving 76 of the possible 113 votes, and the MVP award of the Rookie All-Star Game. He holds the record for being the third-lowest draft pick (7th overall) to ever win the Rookie of the Year award, with the lowest being Mark Jackson (18th overall). He is also known as the shortest player to ever win this award. On January 14, 2005, Stoudamire hit a career-high and Blazers franchise record 54 points, which included 8 3 ...
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