The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have signed guard Shamorie Ponds to a two-way contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ponds, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, averaged 2.3 points and 6.7 minutes in three preseason appearances with the Houston Rockets. He also participated with the Rockets’ entry at NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 20.0 minutes in five games.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ponds posted career averages of 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 35.2 minutes in 96 games at St. John’s (2016-19). He was named First Team All-Big East as both a sophomore and junior with the Red Storm and ranks fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,870 points) and second in steals (225).