Mario Chalmers life and biography

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Mario Chalmers biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Anchorage, Alaska
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-29
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Guard for the Miami Heat, NBA Draft

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Mario Chalmers is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He was selected 34th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chalmers played for the University of Kansas in college for three seasons, including the 2007–08 national championship team, hitting a dramatic three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to send the game against the Memphis Tigers into overtime, with Kansas eventually winning the game.

2009-10 :

Appeared in 73 games (22 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 7.1 points (.401 FG%, .745 FT%), 3.4 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 24.8 minutes…missed nine games (Jan. 30-Feb. 17) with a sprained left thumb suffered at Detroit on Jan. 29…when he sat out at Milwaukee on Jan. 30 it was the first game of his career that he missed and snapped his consecutive games played streak at a career-high 128 games…the streak, which began on Oct. 29, 2008 and ended on Jan. 29, 2010, was the fifth longest in HEAT history…additionally he started the first 22 games of the 2009-10 season to run his streak of consecutive starts to 104 games, the streak ended when he came off the bench on Dec. 15 vs. Toronto…ranked among the NBA leaders in steals per turnover (19th) and steals (33rd)…ranked second on the HEAT in three-point field goals, assists and steals and third in three-point field goal attempts…led the HEAT in scoring twice, in steals 29 times, in assists on 14 occasions and in minutes, rebounds and blocks one time each…scored in double figures 19 times, including two games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…scored a career-high 30 points at Toronto on Nov. 20…Season Highs: 30 points (at Toronto, Nov. 20), nine assists (vs. New Orleans, Nov. 22), seven rebounds (at Memphis, Feb. 19), four steals (three times), two blocks (at Oklahoma City, Jan. 16) and 42:08 minutes (vs. New Jersey, Apr. 14).

In the 2006–2007 Big 12 Coaches Awards, Chalmers was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Marcus Dove of Oklahoma State. Chalmers was also voted on the All Big 12 Third Team, and the All Big 12 Defensive Team.

In the 2007–2008 season, Chalmers was named Big 12 All-Defensive First Team and All Big 12 Second Team. He was also named Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 NCAA Championship.

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