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Roger Mason

American former professional basketball player

Roger Mason
American former professional basketball player Source: Google

American former basketball player Roger Philip Mason Jr. played professionally. He served as the NBA Players Association’s deputy executive director in the past.

Childhood and Education

Roger Mason Jr. was born on September 10, 1980, to Roger Mason Sr. (the father) and Marsha Mason-Wonsley (mother).

His mother Marsha Mason-Worsley was a registered nurse, and his father Roger Sr. was an ophthalmologist. Both of his parents had college degrees and respectable incomes. Roger, therefore, had a wonderful upbringing.

 

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Unfortunately, his father died when Mason was ten years old; this was the most tragic event in his life because he adored him dearly.

Before his father passed away, Mason was a wild and disobedient young boy. But after his father passed away, Mason Jr. made the decision to put his youth behind him and develop into a visionary with a strong sense of purpose so he could serve as an example for his three younger siblings.

He began concentrating on his education and career. The athlete made the decision to become a basketball player because he had always loved the sport.

His early education was at Grace Episcopal Day School. He then enrolled in Sidwell Friends School for high school, where he began playing basketball and also was recognized as the school’s freshman MVP.

After that, Mason changed schools and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, where he played basketball during his sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Career

Roger received the season MVP award at Sidwell Friend School. Mason played at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School during his sophomore, junior, and senior years after transferring there.

Mason’s entry allowed Counsel to have their best basketball season ever, finishing with twenty-nine wins and a final ranking of nineteen on the USA Today Super 25 list.

Mason was additionally selected for the 1999 All-Metropolitan First Team by some of the top news websites, including The Washington Post, the All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), and the Montgomery Journal’s all-county team.

 

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Roger began working for the University of Virginia in 2001 after receiving his Counsel degree. He set the UVA free throw percentage record (86. 89%) while playing basketball for his college team.

NBA

Mason’s biggest dream was realized in 2002 when the Chicago Bulls selected him in the NBA draft. He had just begun his junior year of college at the time.

However, despite the fact that the Bulls and Mason had agreed to a multi-year contract, the Bulls traded Mason to the Toronto Raptors in 2003.

 

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But Mason wasn’t retained by the Raptors for very long. He was released in 2004. He wasn’t performing as well in the NBA as he had in high school or college.

Roger was signed by the Washington Wizards in 2006 for a single season, but thanks to his strong play, he was re-signed the following season. In addition, his role on the team expanded, and he ultimately produced the best results in his career.

Mason’s career was limited after San Antonio released him from his contract. From 2011 to 2016, he made numerous changes to teams like the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Hornets, Miami Heat, and Sacramento Kings but he was unable to have a significant impact.

There are no records of Mason doing anything in the NBA after his final game in 2015.

Net Worth and Salary

Roger has made all of his money playing basketball. Over the course of his lengthy 12-year NBA career, Roger has successfully earned $16 million.

At the highest point in his career, Mason brought in about $854,389 annually. Additionally, he made a sizeable sum of money from brand deals and endorsements. Mason’s pay eventually increased as he gained notoriety and some name recognition.

Similarly, he received $7.3 million from the Miami Heat to play for them for two seasons. Knicks gave Mason a yearly salary of $1,400,000 in 2011. Mason received $913,227 in 2002 when he was just starting out in his career, a two-year contract with $456,614 in salary.

 Relationship Status

Being a private person, Roger Mason makes an effort to keep his personal affairs hidden from the public. However, Roger Mason III and Faith Mason are a blessing for Mason. Dominique Mason is the mother of these lovely children.

 

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Because Mason Roger Jr. and his father shared a special bond, Mason Roger named his son Mason III in honor of his father.

Dominique’s previous name was Dominique Armorer, and she worked as a model before she wed Mason. The beginning of Mason and Dominique’s romance, however, is unknown.

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Body Measurements of Mason

Roger is 91 kg (or 6 ft 5 in) tall and has a medium build. Mason has retired, but he has kept his body in good shape.

 

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Mason adhered to a strict diet during the height of his career to stay in shape and perform well. His appearance is made lovely by his black hair and eyes.

Social Media Presence

Both Instagram and Twitter are used frequently by Roger. Given that Mason is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he undoubtedly has a sizable following.

On Instagram, he is followed by about 54k people. Mason frequently updates his Instagram account with photos from his travels, his kids, and his NBA career.

Some FAQ’s

Has Mason ended his NBA playing days?

Mason wasn’t spotted in the NBA since 2013. However, he did not formally declare his retirement at that time. But because he hasn’t played in the NBA in a while, it appears as though his NBA career is over.

What did Mason do following the Big 3’s firing of him?

Mason claimed to be innocent and accused Big 3 of being hostile and racist after Big 3 fired him for corruption. He claimed that the reason he was fired was that he and Big 3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz retaliated.

Quick Facts

Full Name Roger Philip Mason Jr. 
Birth Date September 10, 1980
Birth Place Washington, D.C., United States
Famous as Roger Mason
Nickname Money Maze
Age 41 Years Old
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Black
Education
  • University of Virginia
  • Sidwell Friends School
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Roger Mason Sr.
Mother’s Name Marsa Mason Worsley
Siblings Frank Mason
Height 6’5″ (1.96 m)
Weight 91 kg (200 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic 
Sexual Orientation  Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Dominique Mason
Children Roger Mason III and Faith Mason
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Affiliation  NBA
Debut  2002
Overall Pick #31
Active Since 1999
Career Earnings $16 Million
Trained By
  • Greg Popovich
  • Eddie Jordan
Salary $854,389
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Social Media InstagramTwitter 

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