Mario or Almario Vernard Chalmers is an American professional basketball player who is a member of Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. The spot of Guard has been allocated to him. During the 2008 NBA draft, he was selected by Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd round. He was the 4th pick and overall 34th pick. He signed a contract with Miami Heat on 10th July 2008. During September 2008, Chalmers was found involved in a marijuana related incident and was excused from the Rookie Transition Program. He was further fined 20,000 USD as he missed the rookie camp. However, there was no fine for any drug pertaining violations. During November 2008, when Chalmers was playing his 4th game in the NBA, he managed 9 steals and set a new team record for Miami Heat.
Mario Chalmers weighs 190 lbs and is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was a student of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Further, he continued his education in the University of Kansas.
During the 2008-09 season, Mario Chalmers belonged to Miami Heat. He represented this team in 51 games and received 1609 playing minutes. His 3-point field goal percentage was 0.379, field goal percentage was 0.427 and free throw percentage was 0.733. His statistics were 517 points, 142 personal fouls, 245 assists and 132 rebounds.