Mario West

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Mario West
Mario West Nets vs T-Wolves.jpg
No. 19 – Meralco Bolts
Position Shooting guard
League Philippine Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1984-06-19) June 19, 1984 (age 30)
Huntsville, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Douglas County
(Douglasville, Georgia)
College Georgia Tech (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2009 Atlanta Hawks
2009–2010 Maine Red Claws
2010 Atlanta Hawks
2010–2011 Maine Red Claws
2011 New Jersey Nets
2011 Cocolos de San Pedro
2011–2012 Tezenis Verona
2012 Meralco Bolts (PBA)
2012 Caneros de La Romana
2013 Fuerza Regia
2013 Meralco Bolts (PBA)
2014–present Meralco Bolts
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB MVP (2012)
  • LNB Champion (2012)

Mario Marceé West (born June 19, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Meralco Bolts in the Philippines as an import. He has also played with the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, and the NBA Development League's Maine Red Claws. He was not drafted by the Hawks but later signed after the 2007 NBA Draft.[1]

High school[edit]

West was a Douglas County player of the year as a senior at Douglas County High School. He also earned honorable mention all-state honors after averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds a game. Mario was team captain during his junior and his senior year.

College[edit]

West went to Georgia Tech and joined as a walk on his freshman year and red-shirted. He was named a team captain just before his senior season started. While at Georgia Tech, West won the 2007 college slam dunk championship. West also earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Economics.

NBA/NBA Development League[edit]

West played with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. Following his stint with the Red Claws to start the 2009-10 season, West re-signed with Atlanta for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. While with the Hawks, he played in 156 games over 3 seasons, including 6 starts. He averaged 4.4 minutes and .8 points per game over that time.[2] He played with the Boston Celtics during the 2010 preseason, but was cut prior to the start of the season. He subsequently returned to the Maine Red Claws, the Development League affiliate of the Celtics for the start of the 2010-11 season.[3] On March 24, 2011, West asked to be waived by the Red Claws so that he could return to Atlanta to care for a sick family member. He was subsequently waived. He played in 53 games over two seasons with the Red Claws. In 2010-11, West averaged 34 minutes per game over 43 games and averaged 13.7 points and 2.9 assists. The Red Claws retained the rights to West should he seek to return to the NBA Development League.[4] On March 31, 2011 the New Jersey Nets signed him to a 10-day contract.[5] On April 4, 2011 the New Jersey Nets signed him for the remaining three games of the season.[6]

Cocolos de San Pedro[edit]

West signed with Cocolos de San Pedro in early July 2011 but was released in early August.

Tezenis Verona[edit]

On August 3, 2011, Tezenis Verona signed West to a contract.[7]

NBA statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Atlanta 64 2 4.2 .429 .000 .654 .8 .2 .2 .1 .9
2008–09 Atlanta 53 3 5.1 .412 1.000 .467 1.1 .4 .3 .1 .8
2009–10 Atlanta 39 1 3.6 .571 .000 .600 .7 .2 .2 .0 .8
2010–11 New Jersey 6 3 19.3 .429 .250 .600 1.8 1.7 1.2 .0 3.7
Career 162 9 4.9 .448 .200 .563 .9 .3 .3 .0 1.0

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