|22 Morris Almond
Career: A silky smooth shooter with excellent offensive instincts... Poised to become Rice's 28th 1,000-point scorer.
2005-06: All-Conference USA First Team... CollegeInsider.com All-America... NABC and USBWA alldistrict... Competed in all 28 games with a career-high 24 starts... Led CUSA in scoring at 21.9 ppg... Set a C-USA scoring record with a 25.1 average in league games... 612 points scored is the fifth-best in a season at Rice... Tied for first on team and 10th in C-USA in rebounding at 5.8 rpg... Scored a career-high and C-USA season-high 40 points in win over SMU... Posted six 30-point games including four in a row vs. C-USA foes... Led team with four double-doubles... Led Rice in shooting and all C-USA guards at 50 percent... Third in the
league at the free throw line at 79.5 percent... Led team with 48 threepointers made at 44.4 percent... Also tied for team lead with 39 steals and second on squad with 19 blocks... Scored 39 vs. Texas Southern, 36 at Marshall, 33 at Tulane, including game-winning trey at the buzzer... 32 at SMU, 31 at Tulsa, 30 vs. #3 Memphis, 30 vs. East Carolina, 29 vs. UAB, 28 vs. SMU, 25 at Arkansas, and 24 vs. Houston.
2004-05: Competed in all 31 games... The team's top scorer off the bench at 7.2 ppg... Led the Owls at the free throw line by making 81 percent... Scored in double-digits nine times... Tallied a career-high 19 points vs. Rockhurst... Scored 18 in win at Louisiana Tech by making all six field goals including four from three-point distance... Went 6-11 from the field for 17 points vs.
UTEP with career-high six rebounds... Scored 15 points on 6-8 shooting in win over Grambling State with career-high six rebounds... Passed a career-high seven assists and poured in 14 points in win over San Jose State... Played a career-high 29 mins. and scored 11 points in win at Tulsa.
2003-04: Participated in 30 games... Scored a season-high and led the team with 16 points in the win at Southern Methodist... Also scored 16 in win over Tulsa in a season-high 27 minutes of action... Tallied 15 in victory at San Jose State, when he made a season-high three three-pointers in four attempts... Reached double-figures five times... Made two three-pointers and went 5-7 from the field with 13 points in early season win over Navy... Made 4-6 field goals and scored 10 points in win over Nevada.
High School: A 2003 graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga... Played for the U.S. Select team in the Global Games prior to enrolling at Rice... The Global Games is an elite tournament for college-age players from all over the world... One of the nation's top high school players according to several publications, including HoopScoop (ranked 118th overall) and Prep Stars (123rd)... Second-team all-state honoree as a junior with 24.0 points and 10.5 rpg rpg... Led McEachern to votes in the USA Today's national ranking to a 24-11 record... Experienced AAU player for the Georgia Stars, a club team that was ranked third in the nation... Preseason candidate for the Mr. Basketball Award in his home state... High school teammate of number 17 NBA draft pick (Atlanta Hawks), Josh Smith.
Personal: Full name: Morris Almond. Born: Feb. 2, 1985 in Dalton, Ga. Parents: Willie and Patricia Almond (one brother). College: Lovett.