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Mario Little biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-21
Credited as : Basketball player, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA Tournament

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Mario Little is an American basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks.

A redshirt in 2009-10 who is a versatile player that can play the two, three or four positions... Has been a part of two Big 12 regular-season championship teams, one Big 12 Championship team and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 his junior season... A strong scorer with good range... Hampered with injuries his first season at KU and appeared in 23 contests in 2008-09... Had great success at Chipola College where his teams' combined record was 68-5 in two seasons... Rated as's No. 1 JUCO player nationally in 2008.

Participated in practice and traveled with team.

Appeared in 23 games on the season with three starts, all against Big 12 competition... Posted three games in double figures and averaged 4.7 points per contest... Scored 5.6 ppg against Big 12 foes... Had a career-high three steals against Missouri (3/1)... Named the Big 12 co-Rookie of the Week on Feb. 9 for his 12.5 scoring average in wins against Baylor and Oklahoma State... Had 13 points and a career-high three assists against Oklahoma State (2/7)... Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds at Nebraska (1/28) in a career-high 30 minutes... Scored a career-high 15 points on perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field against Texas A&M (1/19)... Made first career start against Kansas State (1/13), scoring eight points... Saw his first action against Tennessee (1/3), logging 10 minutes with five rebounds... Was out due to a stress fracture in his right foot from mid-October until Dec. 5... Broke his left hand at practice on Dec. 16... Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

(Fall 2008):
Started in all three games in KU's 3-0 trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... Led team in assists with 2.67 assists per game... Third in scoring with 12.7 points per game... Shot 65.2 percent from the field and averaged 4.7 rebounds, second-most on team for the three games... Came up big in the third game with a team-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting against Ottawa... Also had a team-high eight assists versus Ottawa.

Junior College:
Led the Chipola Indians to their fifth-straight conference championship in 2007-08... Averaged 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in his second year at Chipola College as the Indians posted a 35-2 record, the most victories of any JUCO team in the country... Chipola finished seventh in the 2008 NJCAA Tournament after being upset by Seward County in the opening round... Made 55 percent of his field goals, including 40.3 percent from three point range... Was named both Player of the Year in the Panhandle Conference and NJCAA All-America in 2008... As a freshman he averaged 8.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists as Chipola finished with a 33-3 overall record... Helped lead Chipola to a Panhandle Conference title and second place in the NJCAA National Championship his freshman year... Received the "Sixth Man Award" in 2007... Chipola is located in Marianna, Fla... Coached by Greg Heiar.

High School:
Averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocked shots his senior year at George Washington High School in Chicago... Led the team to two conference championships, one district championship and regional title... Named the team's most valuable player his senior year... Named Chicago area Player of the Year in 2006.

Full name is Mario Deantwan Little... Born in Chicago, Ill... Major is African and African American Studies... Has two older brothers, Michael, and Marcus Dixon... On the dean's list his last semester of high school... Describes himself as musical and funny... Plays the piano.

Career Honors:
2008-09: Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year... Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week (Feb. 9).

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