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Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers
Chalmers with the Heat
CaptionChalmers with the Heat
PositionPoint guard
Height Ft6
Height In2
Weight Lb190
TeamMiami Heat
Birth DateMay 19, 1986(age 29)
Birth PlaceAnchorage, Alaska
High SchoolBartlett (Anchorage)
Draft Round2
Draft Pick34
Draft TeamMinnesota Timberwolves
Draft Year2008
Career Start2008
Team1Miami Heat|years1=  present
Highlights *NBA All-Rookie Second Team ( ) *NCAA Champion (2008)

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Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers (born May 19, 1986) 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.

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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