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Roger Mason, Jr.
Roger Mason.jpg
San Antonio Spurs  – No. 8
Shooting guard
Born September 10, 1980 (1980-09-10) (age 29)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
League NBA
High school Sidwell Friends School
Good Counsel
College Virginia
Draft 2nd round, 30th overall, 2002
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Chicago Bulls (2002–2003)
Toronto Raptors (2003–2004)
Olympiacos (2004–2005)
Hapoel Jerusalem (2005–2006)
Washington Wizards (2006–2008)
San Antonio Spurs (2008–present)
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Roger Philip Mason, Jr. (born September 10, 1980 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA.

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Early career

Roger lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, started his primary school career at Grace Episcopal Day School in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, and launched his high school career 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

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

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NBA

Mason was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2002 NBA Draft after his junior year with the 31st overall pick. He played for the Bulls from the 2002–03 NBA season until the 2003–04 season (3 games only) and was traded to the Toronto Raptors who released him a few months later. Before the 2007–08 season, Mason signed a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards, and received only limited minutes early in the year. However, his role significantly expanded during the season when superstar Gilbert Arenas and Antonio Daniels were injured. He responded by putting up the best numbers in his NBA career. On July 9, 2008, Roger Mason Jr. was signed to the San Antonio Spurs for a two-year $7.3 million contract. On Christmas Day 2008, he made a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to beat the Phoenix Suns.[2] Mason would finish the season with career highs in points, rebounds, and assists per game. Of the 83 starts he has made in his career, 71 of them are from the 08–09 season with the Spurs.

International

He went to play in Europe and was signed by the Olympiacos team from the Greek League in the 2004–2005 season. In the 2005–2006 season he went to play in the Israeli League and was signed by Hapoel Jerusalem. [3]

NBA career statistics

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

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 .2 11.8
Career 267 83 19.2 .414 .395 .882 1.8 1.4 .4 .1 7.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Washington 4 0 14.0 .438 .500 .833 .5 .3 .2 .0 6.0
2007–08 Washington 6 0 21.5 .404 .235 .750 .8 1.0 .5 .2 8.0
2008–09 San Antonio 5 3 21.6 .375 .368 .667 1.6 1.8 .2 .0 6.6
Career 15 3 19.5 .400 .348 .765 1.0 1.1 .3 .1 7.0

References

  1. ^ a b Roger Mason Jr. at USA Basketball
  2. ^ Wizards Lose Mason to Spurs - accessed 9 July 2008
  3. ^ Wizards sign Mason - accessed 30 September 2006

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