Roger Philip Mason, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He was born September 10, 1980.Mason lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, started his primary school career at Grace Episcopal Day School in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, and launched his high school career at Sidwell Friends School where he was named MVP at the school as a freshman. He then transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School for his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Mason led Good Counsel to their best basketball year ever, with 29 wins and a number 19 final ranking on the USA Today Super 25 list. At Good Counsel he scored a total of 1,426 points.
Mason played collegiately at the University of Virginia (UVA). In 2001, he was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Third Team. Mason set a free throw percentage record in UVA history with 86.0 percent made and is currently third on the ACC's all-time list for free throw percentage.Mason was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2002 NBA Draft after his junior year with the 31st overall pick. He played for the Bulls from the 2002–03 NBA season until the 2003–04 season (3 games only) and was traded to the Toronto Raptors who released him a few months later.
Free agent guard Roger Mason Jr., who spent the majority of last season with the Wizards before being waived after undergoing surgery on his left index finger that ended his season, told the Washington Post that he would like to return to the team as a free agent this offseason.Mason has suffered no setbacks on the injury, which means he should be healthy by the start of next season. The Wizards still have a need for a veteran presence, so the 32-year-old may find the interest mutual.