Mario West

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Mario West

Mario West

Mario West is a retired basketball player. Mario West is known as the NBA’s most tenacious defender. For the NBPA, he is the Director of Off the Court. West has been involved in athletics since he was a child.

West’s games have stood up well throughout his high school career and two years in the professional arena.

However, not everyone was a fan of his gaming style or of him.


Mario West was born on June 19, 1984, under the zodiac sign of Gemini.

His parents, Angie and Gerald West, raised him in Huntsville, Alabama.

Mario hails from an athletic family, which has had a significant impact on his sporting career.

His aunts used to play volleyball, basketball, and track.

Similarly, the majority of the men in his family were sports fans, particularly football and baseball.


Mario started at Burnette Elementary School when he was about nine years old and eventually transferred to Stewart Middle School.

Mario then went on to Douglas County High School in Douglasville, Georgia, to finish his high school education.

He enrolled at Georgia Tech University in 2003 and graduated in 2007.

He received a Bachelor of Science in management during his time there.

Following that, he studied Economics for his final college basketball season.

Net Worth

Mario West has a net worth of $9 million and earns an average of $700,000 per year.

Similarly, his book “Defend the Dream” is worth checking out. Shakyna Bolden, a childhood friend, and co-authored it.

He shares all of the life lessons and advice he’s received so far.

He has his own charity foundation, The MarioWest Foundation, which helps kids gain access to higher education.

Mario has volunteered at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta since his college days.

He also throws pizza parties for the kids on a regular basis.

Facts of Mario West

Full Name Mario Marceé West
Date of Birth June 19, 1984
Birth Place Huntsville, Alabama
Nick Name Truck
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign  Gemini
Age 37 years old
Height 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Gerald West
Mother’s Name Angie West
Siblings Unknown
  • Burnette Elementary
  • Stewart Middle School
  • Douglas County High School
  • Georgia Tech University
Marital Status Married
Wife  Karissa (m. 2018)
Kids Micah Maxwell West
Profession Former basketball player
Director of Off the Court
Position  Shooting Guard
NBA Draft  2007 / Undrafted
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Maine Red Claws
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Cocolos de San Pedro
  • Tezenis Verona
  • Meralco Bolts
  • Cañeros del Este
  • Fuerza Regia
  • SO Maritime Boulogne
  • La Union
  • Juventud Sionista
Active Years 2007–2015
Net Worth $9 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch N/A
Last Update  June 2022

Professional Life

Mario has been involved in athletics since he was a child, as he explained. He used to look up to Michael Jordan back then.

West rose through the ranks of the varsity team during his first year. Coach Joby Boydston, like his father, was his biggest supporter while also assisting him in honing his skills.

Mario received honorable mention all-state accolades before graduating from high school.

Mario West
Mario West in a match. Source: ramblinwreck

Mario enrolled as a non-scholarship player on his collegiate Yellow Jacket Basketball Team after hustling on his high school team. He became a scholarship player a year later.

Mario had risen to the position of Team Captain by his senior year.

Arena for Professionals

West debuted in the NBA in 2007 after being drafted. That year, though, he was not drafted.

After that, as a free agent, he joined the Atlanta Hawks training camp. Mario has joined the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League by the 2009-10 season.

He signed with the New Jersey Nets later that year, and three months later, in June, he joined the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto’s Cocolos de San Pedro de Macors.

He joined Tezenis Verona the next year before relocating to the Philippines. Mario was a member of the Meralco Bolts throughout his stint in the Philippines.

West signed a contract with the Mexican team Fuerza Regia in 2013. Later, he returned to Argentina to play with the Juventud Sionista in the 2015–16 season.

Mario returned to Georgia University of Technology as the director of player personnel in May 2016.

Private Life

Mario West and his wife, Karissa, are currently married.

The couple met while they were young and married in 2018. Micah Maxwell West, their child, was born to them today.

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Body Dimensions

Mario West showcases his athletically toned muscles and sculpted physique.

He is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) tall and weighs 210 pounds (95 kg).

Mario’s physical features include a chocolate brown skin tone and black eyes.

Similarly, he has medium hair that is dark brown in tone and has a light beard.

The Internet and Social Media

Mario (@mariowest6) is his Instagram handle, and he has 4.8k followers.

Mario (@MarioWest5) is his Twitter handle, and he has 1.4k followers.