Mario West

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Mario West
Mario West Nets vs T-Wolves.jpg
No. 9 – Juventud Sionista
Position Shooting guard
League Liga Nacional de Básquet
Personal information
Born (1984-06-19) June 19, 1984 (age 31)
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
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072009 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
2012 Cañeros del Este
2012 La Villa
2013 Fuerza Regia
2013 Meralco Bolts
2013–2014 Fuerza Regia
2014 SO Maritime Boulogne
2014 Meralco Bolts
2014–2015 La Unión
2015–present Juventud Sionista
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB champion (2012)
  • LNB Finals MVP (2012)

Mario Marceé West (born June 19, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Juventud Sionista of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He previously played in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks[1] and New Jersey Nets.

High school and college career[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 per game. West was team captain as a junior and senior.

West played college basketball for Georgia Tech. He joined the Tech squad as a walk-on in the fall of 2002, red-shirted in 2002–03, and earned a scholarship for the 2003-04 season. He played in 103 games, averaging 3.2 points over his career, and 4.9 over his last two seasons. West departed Georgia Tech 16th on the school's all-time list for steals despite averaging only 13.9 minutes per game in four years.[1]

Professional career[edit]

West went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft but was quickly signed by the Atlanta Hawks, a team he spent his first two seasons with. West spent the first half of the 2009–10 season playing in the NBA Development League for the Maine Red Claws, before re-joining the Hawks in January 2010. He remained with the Hawks for the rest of the season, and in 156 games for the team over three seasons, he averaged 0.8 points in 4.4 minutes per game. West re-joined the Maine Red Claws for the 2010–11 season, later signing with the New Jersey Nets in March 2011.[2][3] He appeared in six games for the Nets to complete the 2010–11 season, averaging 3.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.3 minutes per game.[4]

In June 2011, West joined Cocolos de San Pedro de Macorís of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.[5] His stint lasted until early August.[6]

On August 2, 2011, West signed with Tezenis Verona of Italy for the 2011–12 season.[7]

In June 2012, West moved to the Philippines where he joined the Meralco Bolts.[8] In September 2012, he joined Cañeros del Este and helped them win the league championship while garnering Finals MVP honors in early October.[9] Later that month, he joined La Villa for a short stint.

In January 2013, West signed with Fuerza Regia of Mexico for the rest of the 2012–13 season. In June 2013, he re-joined the Meralco Bolts. He then returned to Fuerza Regia for the 2013–14 season. In March 2014, he moved to France and signed with SO Maritime Boulogne.[10] In May 2014, he returned the Meralco Bolts for a third stint.[11]

In October 2014, West signed with La Unión of Argentina for the 2014–15 season. He sustained an injury in February 2015 and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He remained in Argentina for the 2015–16 season, signing with Juventud Sionista.[12]

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
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

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Atlanta 6 0 1.0 .333 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .3
2009 Atlanta 11 0 4.2 .200 .000 .250 .5 .2 .2 .0 .5
2010 Atlanta 7 0 2.9 .750 .000 .000 .3 .1 .1 .0 .9
Career 24 0 3.0 .353 .000 .200 .4 .1 .1 .0 .5

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