Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed guard Roger Mason. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Roger is a versatile player who has worked hard on his overall game this past summer,” said Grunfeld. “He played with us last season and is familiar with our system. We are glad to have him back as a member of our team.”
Last season, Mason (6-5, 212) averaged 2.7 points per game in 62 games. He tied his career-high with 18 points and connected on a career-best four three-point field goals at New Jersey on February 27, 2007. Mason appeared in four playoff games with the Wizards last season and averaged 6.0 points in 14 minutes per game, including a career postseason-high 10 points at Cleveland on April 25, 2007.
“My heart is in DC,” Mason said. “I feel like I can have a great role with the Wizards and that we have a chance to be a great team this year.”
Mason originally entered the league in the 2002 NBA Draft as a second round draft pick (31st overall) of the Chicago Bulls. He was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Rick Brunson on December 16, 2003. In 43 games over two seasons during his first stint in the NBA (2002-03, 2003-04), he averaged 2.9 points per game for the Bulls and Raptors. Mason played professionally in Israel for two seasons prior to signing with the Wizards as a free agent on September 14, 2006.
Mason, 27, played collegiately at the University of Virginia and prepped at Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland.