|Power forward / Small forward|
8 June 1983 |
Bunbury, Western Australia
|Listed height||203 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Australind Senior
(Australind, Western Australia)
|College||Metro State (2001–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|2010–2012||Gold Coast Blaze|
|2011||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2011||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|Career highlights and awards|
After a standout career at Metro State, Worthington made his debut with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League, winning the NBL Rookie of the Year award in 2005–06. He played three seasons with the Kings, before signing with the South Dragons for the 2008–09 season. The Dragons went on to win the 2009 NBL championship. However, the Dragons folded following 2008–09, and Worthington signed with the Melbourne Tigers for the 2009–10 season.
Following the conclusion of the 2009–10 NBL season, he signed with Brose Baskets of Germany for the remainder of the 2009–10 BBL season.
In September 2010, he signed with the Gold Coast Blaze for the 2010–11 season.
In July 2012, Worthington signed with Serbian team Radnički Kragujevac. He suffered a season-ending injury in December 2012, forcing him to eventually leave Kragujevac in February 2013. He played 14 games averaging 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
In August 2012, it was announced that Worthington was considering a switch to play Australian rules football for the West Coast Eagles. His uncle, Kevin Worthington played for the Collingwood, Claremont and Perth football clubs in the 1970s and 1980s.
On October 10, 2013, Worthington was named in the Sydney Kings 25th Anniversary Team.
Worthington made his debut for the Australian national team in 2005 at the FIBA Oceania Championship. He has since played for them at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and four years later in London, as well as at the FIBA World Championship in 2006 and 2010.
Worthington and his wife, Andrea, have two sons, Taz and Axle.
- "Radnicki signs Mark Worthington". Sportando.net. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- Mark Worthington leaves Kragujevac
- Eagles eye off Boomer Worthington
- "FORMER TIGERS MVP RETURNS". NBL.com.au. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
- MightyMite Sydney Kings announce 25th Anniversary Team
- This guy is Worth waiting for
|Awards and achievements|
|NBL Rookie of the Year