Toronto Raptors: Five undrafted players that have succeeded with Raptors

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4. Free Agent camp signing in 2007

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After returning to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2002 in 2007, the Toronto Raptors had what would initially appear to be a quiet off-season. The Toronto Raptors had no draft picks in 2007.

However, this did not stop general manager Bryan Colangelo from adding talent to the roster in an unconventional way. He held a free-agent camp that summer, and on July 10th, 2007, he had signed an undrafted player who was eligible for the 2001 Draft in Jamario Moon. Moon was a six-foot-eight small forward who was extremely athletic.

This transaction was impressive because adding a draft pick to the team roster without actually drafting a player at the NBA Draft was impressive. In an article from the CBC back in 2007:

"“Moon, 27, finished seventh overall in scoring in the Continental Basketball Association last season, averaging 18.8 points in 44 appearances with the Albany Patroons.”"

After leaving his collegiate career behind at Meridian CC and going undrafted at the 2001 NBA Draft, Jamario Moon continued to practice his craft in the Continental Basketball Association, NBA’s D-League, the American Basketball Association, the World Basketball Association, and the United States Basketball League.

Moon competed in the NBA for five seasons with five teams, spending 1.5 seasons with the Toronto Raptors.