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Mario Chalmers Biography

Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA. Chalmers began his college career on the bench behind guard Jeff Hawkins. He finished the season starting 21 of the final 22 games. He became the second freshman in Big 12 history to win Conference Player of the Week honors and was named National Freshman of the Week twice. In the Big 12 Coaches Awards, Chalmers was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Marcus Dove of Oklahoma State. In the junior year, Chalmers helped his team win the 2008 NCAA Championship with a three-point shot with 2.1 seconds left in the final game. Chalmers was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. After working out for 13 teams, Chalmers was drafted with the 34th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. On November 5, 2008, Chalmers set a new Miami Heat team record for steals with 9 in just his fourth game in the NBA. On December 9, 2011, Chalmers officially re-signed with the Heat on a 3 year, $12 million deal. He recorded 29 points in a triple-overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on January 5, 2012. In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Chalmers recorded 10 points in 34 minutes of play as the Heat won the 2012 NBA championship. It was Chalmers' first NBA title.  

Mario Chalmers Latest News & Articles

NBA: Analysis of the trade between the Heat and the Grizzlies starring Mario Chalmers
NBA: Analysis of the trade between the Heat and the Grizzlies starring Mario Chalmers
Breaking down the first in-season trade of the 2015-16 NBA season.
Highest Paid Miami Heat Players
Highest Paid Miami Heat Players
Will the Miami Heat do a three-peat of NBA titles?
Will the Miami Heat do a three-peat of NBA titles?
Heat beat Hawks for 4th straight win
Heat beat Hawks for 4th straight win
NBA: Role players spark Heat’s offence
NBA: Role players spark Heat’s offence
Video: A sneak-peek into the life of the Heat's Mario 'Rio' Chalmers
Video: A sneak-peek into the life of the Heat's Mario 'Rio' Chalmers
NBA's unsung heroes of the advanced stat!
NBA's unsung heroes of the advanced stat!
We shall focus our attention on some of the league’s lesser-known names who do not get the stats or the individual accolades, or who do now play in a big enough market to make a name for themselves. We shall turn to Stats.NBA.com to find the league’s advanced stats heroes, who are quietly making a big difference for their team. Here are five unsung heroes of the advanced stat!
James sets record as Heat beat Lakers
James sets record as Heat beat Lakers
Video: Mario Chalmers ties Brian Shaw's 3pt record!
Video: Mario Chalmers ties Brian Shaw's 3pt record!
LeBron James rises up to throw down
LeBron James rises up to throw down
Preview: Miami Heat vs New York Knicks
Preview: Miami Heat vs New York Knicks
Repeat Champions? 5 early takeaways for Miami Heat
Repeat Champions? 5 early takeaways for Miami Heat
Lakers championship favourites with Howard?
Lakers championship favourites with Howard?
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