Bighorns aquire ex-Hawks’ guard Stoudamire
RENO – The Reno Bighorns acquired former Atlanta Hawks’ guard Salim Stoudamire Tuesday from the NBA Development League’s available player pool, adding another veteran point guard to their roster.
Stoudamire, who played collegiately at the University of Arizona, was the Atlanta Hawks’ second round pick (31st overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft. Over three seasons in Atlanta, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard appeared in 157 NBA games, including one start. Stoudamire averaged 8.0 points per game and shot 36.6 percent from beyond the arc during his time with the Hawks.
During his collegiate career, Stoudamire averaged 15.2 ppg with the Wildcats. He appeared in 129-career games and averaged at least 12 points per game in each of his four seasons.
Stoudamire joins Reno after spending the first nine games of this season with the Idaho Stampede. While with Idaho, he averaged 13.2 points and 3.7 assists per game. Stoudamire scored a season-high 23 points against the Bighorns on Dec. 1 in a 127-117 Bighorns’ victory.