Mark Worthington

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Mark Worthington
Power forward / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1983-06-08) 8 June 1983 (age 31)
Bunbury, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Australind Senior
(Australind, Western Australia)
College Metro State (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2008 Sydney Kings
2008–2009 South Dragons
2009–2010 Melbourne Tigers
2010 Brose Baskets
2010–2012 Gold Coast Blaze
2011 Mets de Guaynabo
2011 Piratas de Quebradillas
2012–2013 Radnički Kragujevac
2013–2014 Melbourne Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Mark Worthington (born 8 June 1983) is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Melbourne Tigers of the NBL.

College career[edit]

Worthington played college basketball at the Metropolitan State College of Denver under coach Mike Dunlap. He won the NABC Division II Player of the Year award in 2004–05.

Professional career[edit]

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 2011, Worthington also played in Puerto Rico with Mets de Guaynabo and Piratas de Quebradillas, before returning to the Blaze for the 2011–12 season.

In July 2012, Worthington signed with Serbian team Radnički Kragujevac.[1] He suffered a season-ending injury in December 2012, forcing him to eventually leave Kragujevac in February 2013.[2] 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.[3]

On 18 July 2013, he re-signed with the Melbourne Tigers for the 2013–14 season.[4]

On October 10, 2013, Worthington was named in the Sydney Kings 25th Anniversary Team.[5]

International career[edit]

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.[6] Worthington parents Treena and Greg worthington have had 3 children including mark that are now adults which all of them are involved in basketball one way or another. Marks family the Griffith's and Worthington's have always supported him on his journey of his basketball dream.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brad Newley
NBL Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Joe Ingles