Morris Almond, who had a stellar career at Rice University before being selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, signed today with the Washington Wizards. Almond was called up from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League and is expected to be available tonight when the Wizards play at Chicago.
Almond has spent the past four seasons in the NBA D-League where he has averaged 24.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot .495 from the field in 119 career games.
This season, Almond has played in 29 games for the Red Claws, averaging a team-high 23.4 points to go with 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He has scored in double figures in 28 games and has scored 30 or more in seven outings.
The 2007 Conference USA Player of the Year, Almond scored 1,825 points during his career at Rice.