Shamorie Saequan Ponds

Shamorie Saequan Ponds: Guard

Fun Fact:

Shamorie Ponds, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and is ranked fifth on the school’s career scoring list.

Bio:

Shamorie Ponds, age 21, born on June 29, 1998, in Brooklyn, New York, was a part of the Thomas Jefferson High School in his hometown, where in 2016 he led the team to their first New York City title since 1954. Following his high school career, Ponds decided to attend St. John’s, playing for the Red Storm basketball team under coach Chris Mullin. During his freshman year, Ponds was one of the top freshmen in the Big East Conference, averaging 17.4 points and averaging 3.3 assists. In his sophomore year his reputation continued as he became a top player in the Big East during his second year. The Brooklyn native was a standout player through his performances in a back to back win over Duke, Villanova, and scoring 44 points, against the Marquette Golden Eagles, which became a Carnesecca Arena record. At the end of the season, Ponds was named first-team All-Big East and won the Haggerty Award as the top college player in the New York City metro area. In 2018, Shamorie Ponds claimed his eligibility for the 2018 NBA Draft, but ended up returning to St. Johns for his junior season, where he averaged 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Following his completion of his junior year, after going undrafted for the 2019 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets signed Ponds to a contract to play in the NBA Summer League and take part in training camp. On October 19th, the Rockets decided to waive their contract with Ponds. A few days later the Raptors picked up Ponds in a two-way contract, where he would split time between the Raptors and the NBA G League affiliate, the Raptors 905.