Roger Mason Jr.
Mason with the Hornets
September 10, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.)
Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Number||31, 8, 18, 21|
|2008–2010||San Antonio Spurs|
|2010–2011||New York Knicks|
|2012–2013||New Orleans Hornets|
Roger Philip Mason Jr. (born September 10, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the former deputy executive director of the NBA Players Association. He is the current president and commissioner of BIG3.
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.
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.
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. 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. On Christmas Day 2008, he made a buzzer-beating three-point shot to beat the Phoenix Suns. Mason would finish the season with career highs in points, rebounds, and assists per game.
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 who got sponsored by billionaire Arkadi Gaydamak shortly before, he quickly became major player of the team and led it to the Uleb Cup semi-finals and to the Israeli League Finals.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Roger Mason Bio
- "Wizards Re-Sign Roger Mason Jr.". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 24, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "Spurs Sign Roger Mason Jr.". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 11, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- Wizards Lose Mason to Spurs, Sign First-Round Pick McGee
- "Knicks sign free-agent guard Roger Mason Jr.". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 10, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- "WIZARDS SIGN ROGER MASON". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 9, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "WIZARDS SIGN GUARD MORRIS ALMOND". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 16, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "HORNETS SIGN ROGER MASON". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "Miami Heat sign Roger Mason Jr". InsideHoops.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
- HEAT Trade Roger Mason Jr.
- Kings Waive Roger Mason Jr.
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