Roger Mason: Childhood, Career & Family

Winner of 1999 Mr. Basketball, Roger Mason is not only a basketball player, but he is also an executive director of the NBA Player Association.

The journey from being a player to being an executive director to president and commissioner of Big3 gives a picture of Mason’s career.

In his twelve years-long NBA career Mason had played for different renowned teams like Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and the list goes on as he played for eight teams while in NBA.

Roger Mason
Roger Mason (Source: NBA Reports)

Apart from being in NBA, he was also on the National Basketball Team of the U.S. Today; we dive into his life as Mason; we will discuss his career, early life, love life, and many more interesting things about him.

So, stick with all till the last of this article. But first, let us have a table below.

Quick Facts

Full NameRoger Philip Mason Jr. 
Birth DateSeptember 10, 1980
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., United States
Famous asRoger Mason
NicknameMoney Maze
Age41 Years Old
NationalityAmerican 
EthnicityBlack
Education
  • University of Virginia
  • Sidwell Friends School
HoroscopeVirgo
Father’s NameRoger Mason Sr.
Mother’s NameMarsa Mason Worsley
SiblingsFrank Mason
Height6’5″ (1.96 m)
Weight91 kg (200 lb)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
BuildAthletic 
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeDominique Mason
ChildrenRoger Mason III and Faith Mason
ProfessionProfessional Basketball Player
Affiliation NBA
Debut 2002
Overall Pick#31
Active Since1999
Career Earnings$16 Million
Trained By
  • Greg Popovich
  • Eddie Jordan
Salary$854,389
Merch of NBATank Top T-shirt
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter 
Last UpdateAugust 2022

Childhood and Education

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

His father, Roger Sr., was an eye surgeon, and his mother, Marsha Mason-Worsley, a registered nurse. Both his parents were educated and earned quite a good amount of money. So, Roger had an amazing childhood.

But unfortunately, his father passed away when he turned ten; that was the most tragic moment in Mason’s life as he loved his father the most.

Roger Mason with his family (Source: Instagram)
Roger Mason with his close ones (Source: Instagram)

Before his father’s death, Mason was one fun-loving and rebellious kid. But after Sr.’s death, Mason Jr. decided to put his childhood behind and become a visionary, goal motivated so that he could be a role model to his three younger siblings.

He started to focus on his education and career. The athlete loved basketball from an early age, so he decided to be a basketball player.

He went to Grace Episcopal Day School for his primary education. Then, he joined high school at Sidwell Friends School, where he started playing basketball and was also named MVP at the school as a freshman.

Mason then transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, where he played basketball during his sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Roger Mason: Career

At Sidwell Friend School, Roger was named the MVP of the season. After transferring to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Mason played there from his sophomore, junior, and senior years.

With Mason’s entry, Counsel got to experience their best basketball year ever, with twenty-nine victories and a nineteen final ranking on the USA Today Super 25 list.

Besides, Mason was also named as 1999 All-Metropolitan first team by some of the leading news portals like The Washington Post, All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), an all-county by the Montgomery Journal.

After graduating from Counsel, Roger joined the University of Virginia in 2001. He played basketball from his college team and successfully set a free throw percentage record (86. 89%) in UVA history.

Further, Mason was also awarded All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) third team.

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NBA

In 2002, Mason’s biggest dream came true after he was drafted into NBA by Chicago Bulls. At that time, he was just in his junior year of university.

But he was traded by the Bulls to Toronto Raptors in 2003; even though the Bulls and Mason had made a deal for a multi-year contract, Bulls transferred Mason.

But the Raptors also didn’t keep Mason for long. They waived him in 2004. He was not doing great in his NBA career as in high school or university.

In 2006, Washington Wizards signed him for a year, but he again got signed the following year due to his good performance. Besides, his role in the team also increased, and he ended up making the best numbers in his career.

San Antonio signed Mason and paid him $7.3 million to be on their team for two years. Eventually, that was the best phase in his career.

Besides, it was the first time in his entire NBA career that he played all the eighty-two games of the season.

Roger Mason in NBA.
New Orleans Hornets at Washington Wizards March 15, 2013 (Source: NBA Report)

After being waived by San Antonio, Mason could not do much in his career. He changed many teams like Washington Wizards, New Orleans Hornets, Miami Heat, and Sacramento Kings from 2011 to 2016, but he could not make much of an impact.

After his final match in 2015, there are no records of Mason doing anything in the NBA. But if we find further information, we will update you.

International Team

In 2005, Mason signed with Olympiacos of Greece for all of the 2004–05 season.

Roger immediately became an important player on the team. He even led his team to the ULEB Cup semi-finals and the Israeli League Finals but, unfortunately, could not win at last.

After NBA

In 2013 Roger became the deputy executive director of the NBA Players Association. Besides, he also worked as the president and commissioner of Big3.

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However, Big 3 fired Roger as there were allegations of him doing corruption. Currently, Roger is into business and turned himself into an entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Vaunt, a sports and entertainment development company.

Body Measurements of Mason

Roger stands at 6 ft. 5 inches tall and weighs around 91 kg. Even though Mason has retired, he has maintained his body quite well.

At the peak of his career, Mason followed a strict diet to look fit and play well. His black hair and eyes add beauty to his look.  

Apart from that, he is a Virgo as per his sun sign. Usually, people born under the Virgo sun sign are determined, charming, and focused, and Roger is no exception; he is the same.

Roger Mason: Net Worth

Whatever Roger has earned is from his basketball career. Roger has successfully earned $16 million in his twelve-year, long NBA career.

At the peak of his career, Mason earned around $854,389 in a year. Besides, he earned a good amount of money from endorsements and brand deals. Eventually, as Mason became famous and earned some name, his pay increased. 

Likewise, Miami Heats paid him $7.3 million to be in their team for two years. In 2011, Knicks paid Mason $1,400,000 for a year. In 2002 while Mason was at the beginning of his career, he was given $913,227, a two-year contract with $456,614.

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Roger Mason: Personal Life

Roger Mason is a private person, and he tries his best to keep his life away from the public eyes. However, Mason has been blessed with Roger Mason III and Faith Mason. And the mother of these beautiful children is Dominique Mason.

Mason Roger Jr. was very close to his father, and he named his son Mason III to pay tribute to his father.

About Dominique, before marrying Mason, her name was Dominique Armorer, and she is a model by profession. However, there is no information on how Mason and Dominique’s love story started. 

Mason loves his children, and whenever he is not working, he loves to be with his kids.

Social Media Presence

Roger is active on both Instagram and Twitter. Mason is one of the best basketball players of his time, so surely, he would have a huge number of fans.

He has around 54k followers on his Instagram. Mason keeps posting about his kids, his NBA journey, and vacation pictures on his Instagram handle.

Roger Mason with son Roger Mason III and daughter Faith Mason
Roger Mason with son Roger Mason III and daughter Faith Mason (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, Mason joined Twitter in 2009 and has made around 5800 tweets. Apart from that, he has been followed by more than 57k people on Twitter.

We can know from his social media that he is extremely religious and loves his family. He has also mentioned it on his social media bio.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Mason and Dominique together?

Well, as mentioned earlier, Mason is super private about his life. But what fuels their separation news is that Mason and Dominique don’t post anything about each other on social media. Besides, Dominique’s last name is Armorer and not Mason on her Instagram account.

However, in many posts, we can see Mason commenting on her pictures but mostly if they are with their kids. So, there is no information about them being together or separated.

Has Mason retired from his NBA career?

Mason was last seen in NBA in 2013. But he did not officially announce that he was retiring at that time. However, as he has not been active in NBA for long now, it is almost like he has retired from his NBA career. 

What did Mason do after he was fired by the Big 3?

After Mason was fired from Big 3 for corruption, he claimed to be innocent and accused Big 3 of being hostile and racist. He said he was fired for retaliating with Big 3’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz. 

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