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mario west

i was curious after watching mario west this season so i decided to do some research and find out exactly why this guy has a spot in the NBA

-was a WALK-ON to the georgia tech basketball team
-his first year he redshirted
-his next 2 years he rode the bench averaging 3.3 mpg, and 9.8 mpg respectively
-his junior year he averaged a whopping 5.2 ppg in 22 mpg
-as a senior he averaged 4.7 ppg
-he won the NCAA slam dunk contest which has led me to believe this is the solitary reason he has a job..cuz of his athleticism
-he's a career 20% 3PT shooter
-his career average of 0.9 ppg is the lowest among active players with at least 100 games played (ok so i made that up, but it's believeable isnt it :)

this guy is not an NBA caliber player...i hope that the hawks realize that they can dump this guy and pick up a more productive player in the draft...its only fair to us fans who have to watch this guy play when guys like will conroy dont have a job in the NBA


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atleast he made an NBA

atleast he made an NBA roster after all of that in his NCAA career... props to him

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Hes a defensive stopper and

Hes a defensive stopper and thats all he is, i honestly think hes worth way more than his numbers.

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He may not have the resume

He may not have the resume of a NBA player, but dude works his ass off and plays hard. He gets after it defensively lol. I think that's what's earning him a paycheck, not that he won a slam dunk contest. I have no problem with him being the 16th man on a roster.

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Shannon brown respects mario

Shannon brown respects mario west's athleticism:

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wow thats a block..

wow thats a block..

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nasty block

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he could have blocked that

he could have blocked that with his elbow.

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He's a really good perimeter

He's a really good perimeter defender, for a very low price. Sadly stats don't generally show that.

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That block was disgusting.

That block was disgusting. Shannon....oh Shannon. Why are you so cold?

Anyway, whenever someone mentions Mario West I have to laugh because Jon Barry gave him one of the "best" and "worst" compliments you can give a basketball player. "West will give you the hardest 2.5 seconds he's in the game of any player in the NBA."

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I think it's his work ethic and character

The guy has great character he is loved by that organization
he works hard and is a great guy.
You got to root for a guy like that.
But on another note Damn Shannon Brown made it look like he was playing a elementary kid.
He just took the ball from him in mid air.

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