Roger Mason, Jr.

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Roger Mason, Jr.
Roger Mason Jr Hornets.jpg
Mason with the Hornets
Free Agent
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1980-09-10) September 10, 1980 (age 33)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.)
Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)
College Virginia (1999–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
20022003 Chicago Bulls
20032004 Toronto Raptors
2005 Olympiacos (Greece)
2005–2006 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
20062008 Washington Wizards
20082010 San Antonio Spurs
2010–2011 New York Knicks
2011–2012 Washington Wizards
2012–2013 New Orleans Hornets
2013–2014 Miami Heat
Stats at NBA.com
Roger Mason, Jr.
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  United States
Summer Universiade
Bronze 2001 Beijing Team competition

Roger Philip Mason, Jr. (born September 10, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early career[edit]

Mason lived in Silver Spring, Maryland where he attended primary school at Grace Episcopal Day School. He first attended high school at Sidwell Friends School where he was named MVP at the school as a freshman. He then transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School for his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Mason led Good Counsel to their best basketball year ever, with 29 wins and a number 19 final ranking on the USA Today Super 25 list. At Good Counsel he scored a total of 1,426 points. He was named 1999 All-Metropolitan first team by The Washington Post, All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), and all-county by the Montgomery Journal newspaper. He was also named 1999 Powerade "Mr. Basketball", awarded to the best player in the Washington, D.C. area.[1]

College career[edit]

Mason played collegiately at the University of Virginia (UVA). In 2001, he was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) third team. Mason set a free throw percentage record in UVA history with 86.0 percent made and is currently third on the ACC's all-time list for free throw percentage.[1]

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Mason was selected with the 31st overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2002 NBA Draft after his junior year. On August 12, 2002, he signed a multi-year deal with the Bulls.

On December 15, 2003, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Rick Brunson. On December 16, 2004, he was waived by the Raptors.

In September 2006, he signed a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards. In September 2007, he re-signed with the Wizards on a one-year deal.[2] His role significantly expanded during the season when Gilbert Arenas and Antonio Daniels were injured. He responded by putting up the best numbers in his NBA career.

On July 11, 2008, Mason was signed to the San Antonio Spurs for a two-year $7.3 million contract.[3] On Christmas Day 2008, he made a buzzer-beating three-point shot to beat the Phoenix Suns.[4] Mason would finish the season with career highs in points, rebounds, and assists per game.

On August 10, 2010, Mason signed a contract with the New York Knicks.[5]

On December 9, 2011, Mason signed a one-year veteran minimum contract with the Washington Wizards.[6] On April 16, 2012, Mason was waived by the Wizards to create a roster spot for Morris Almond.[7]

On August 3, 2012, Mason signed a contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[8]

On September 27, 2013, Mason signed with the Miami Heat.[9]

On February 20, 2014, Mason was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a future conditional 2015 second-round pick.[10] He was later waived the same day.[11]

International[edit]

In January 2005, he signed with Olympiacos of Greece for the rest of the 2004–05 season. Later that year, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem for the 2005–06 season.

NBA career 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
2002–03 Chicago 17 0 6.6 .355 .333 1.000 .7 .7 .2 .0 1.8
2003–04 Chicago 3 0 14.3 .091 .167 .000 1.0 1.0 .3 .0 1.0
2003–04 Toronto 23 3 12.4 .356 .364 .864 1.2 1.0 .4 .3 4.0
2006–07 Washington 62 0 7.9 .330 .324 .875 .7 .6 .2 .1 2.7
2007–08 Washington 80 9 21.4 .443 .398 .873 1.6 1.7 .5 .2 9.1
2008–09 San Antonio 82 71 30.4 .425 .421 .890 3.1 2.1 .5 .1 11.8
2009–10 San Antonio 79 5 19.2 .389 .333 .794 2.1 1.7 .4 .2 6.3
2010–11 New York 26 0 12.3 .338 .364 .700 1.7 .8 .2 .1 2.9
2011–12 Washington 52 0 13.4 .399 .383 .778 1.3 .9 .3 .1 5.5
2012–13 New Orleans 69 13 17.7 .433 .415 .907 1.9 1.1 .4 .2 5.3
2013–14 Miami 25 2 10.4 .373 .354 1.000 .9 .8 .2 .0 3.0
Career 518 103 17.7 .408 .383 .866 1.7 1.3 .4 .1 6.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Washington 4 0 14.0 .438 .500 .833 .5 .3 .3 .0 6.0
2008 Washington 6 0 21.5 .404 .235 .750 .8 1.0 .5 .2 8.0
2009 San Antonio 5 3 21.6 .375 .368 .667 1.6 1.8 .2 .0 6.6
2010 San Antonio 6 0 10.2 .083 .143 .000 .7 .3 .2 .0 .5
2011 New York 3 0 18.3 .389 .385 .000 1.3 1.0 .3 .0 6.3
Career 24 3 17.0 .368 .333 .765 1.0 .9 .3 .0 5.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roger Mason Bio
  2. ^ "Wizards Re-Sign Roger Mason, Jr.". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 24, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Spurs Sign Roger Mason, Jr". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 11, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Wizards Lose Mason to Spurs, Sign First-Round Pick McGee
  5. ^ "Knicks sign free-agent guard Roger Mason Jr.". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 10, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "WIZARDS SIGN ROGER MASON". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 9, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "WIZARDS SIGN GUARD MORRIS ALMOND". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 16, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "HORNETS SIGN ROGER MASON". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Miami Heat sign Roger Mason Jr". InsideHoops.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ HEAT Trade Roger Mason, Jr.
  11. ^ Kings Waive Roger Mason Jr.

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