Chalmers on pace for best 3-point percentage in 12 years as pro

December 26, 2020

Mario Chalmers

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is shooting the lights out in the Greek League.

The veteran guard leads his team with a career-best 3-point percentage of 44.4, putting him on pace to eclipse the 40 percent benchmark for only the second time in 12 pro seasons.

On the day after Christmas, he knocked down 4-of-5 from deep on his way to scoring a season-high 16 points.

Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, ranks third on his team in scoring at 10.5 points per game and has reached double figures in the last three in a row.

He is on pace to have his greatest 3-point shooting season since firing a 40.9 clip in 2013 with the Miami Heat.

He played nine seasons in the NBA, his last coming in 2018 with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Never one to lack confidence, Chalmers thinks he should still be in the NBA. He might have a point.

Chalmers has been eating up the competition in Europe, winning the 2019 Champions League with Bologna, Italy, and the 2020 Greek Cup with Athens, Greece.

Now he’s with Aris Thessaloniki out of Macedonia, Greece, and is on pace to make 2021 his greatest 3-point shooting season.

Chalmers was Alaska’s first basketball player to win championships at the high school, college and pro level.