|No. 23 – Ifaistos Limnou|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Greek Basket League|
|Born||December 29, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
|High school||George Washington|
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2012–2015||Tulsa 66ers / Oklahoma City Blue|
|2016||Changwon LG Sakers|
|2016||Seoul SK Knights|
|2016–2017||Changwon LG Sakers|
|2017||Guaros de Lara|
|2018||Guaros de Lara|
Mario Deantwan Little (born December 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Ifaistos Limnou of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for Chipola College and Kansas before beginning his professional career in Ukraine. After three years in the NBA Development League, Little began an overseas career that spanned Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
High school career
Little played his first two college seasons at Chipola College, where he was named Sixth Man of the Year as a freshman, before being named both Player of the Year in the Panhandle Conference and an NJCAA All-American as a sophomore.
In 2008, Little joined the Kansas Jayhawks. However, his first season as a Jayhawk resulted in him playing just 23 games due to injury. Little decided to redshirt the 2009–10 season in order to give his surgically repaired lower left leg time to heal. As a senior in 2010–11, Little served suspension between December 16 and January 12 after he was arrested on charges of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespassing following a pre-dawn fight with his girlfriend and others. In 32 games as a senior, he averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game.
For the 2012–13 season, Little joined the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. He saw limited action during the 2012–13 season, an experience he described as humbling. He returned to Tulsa for the 2013–14 season and was one of the top scorers on the team. After a Summer League stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Little returned to the Tulsa 66ers for the 2014–15 season, with the franchise now known as the Oklahoma City Blue. However, his third season was cut short after being released in January 2015.
For the 2015–16 season, Little played in South Korea for Anyang KGC. He remained in the area during the off-season, as he had a four-game stint with Filipino team TNT KaTropa during the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup. He then returned to Korea for the 2016–17 season, beginning with Changwon LG Sakers, then having a seven-game stint with Seoul SK Knights in December, and then returning to LG Sakers for the rest of the season.
NBA D-League career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|2014–15||Oklahoma City Blue||22||19||31.8||.410||.375||.846||3.8||3.0||.9||.2||13.4|
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- "Mario Little - 2010-11 Men's Basketball". kuathletics.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- Kansas Men’s Basketball Inks Philadelphia’s Morris Twins and Chicago’s Mario Little on First Day of Fall Signing Period
- Mario Little Stats
- Mario Little making strides in red-shirt campaign
- Kansas guard Mario Little suspended
- Mario Little Game-by-Game Stats – 2010–11
- DniproAzot release Rinalds Sirsnins, invite Mario Little
- "Meet the 66ers - Mario Little". NBA.com. January 7, 2014. Archived from the original on March 23, 2014.
- Mario Little shows big improvement for Tulsa 66ers
- "Oklahoma City Blue Announces Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014.
- Blue Acquires Rodney Williams
- Manresa adds Mario Little
- Manresa agreed to terms with DJ Seeley
- Badua, Snow (June 26, 2016). "TNT's Mario Little, Marcus Simmons of Phoenix complete 12-import cast for PBA Governors Cup". Spin.ph. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
- Dy, Richard (August 12, 2016). "Mychal Lemar Ammons replaces Mario Little as TNT braces for tough stretch". FoxSportsAsia.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- מכבי אשדוד: מריו ליטל חתם עד תום העונה, יחליף את פרסטון נואלס. walla.co.il (in Hebrew). March 29, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- Guaros sign Mario Little, ex Maccabi Ashdod, for FIBA Intercontinental Cup
- Guaros de Lara recibe a Mario Little para la Copa Intercontinental (in Spanish)
- "Mario Little signs with Vuelle Pesaro". Sportando.com. September 30, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- Vl Pesaro, ancora vacante il posto in rosa lasciato da Mario Little: a Capo d'Orlando nessun rinforzo (in Italian)
- Mario Little Returns to Guaros de Lara
- "Mario Little signs with KK Zadar". sportando.basketball. August 3, 2018. Archived from the original on August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
- "Στον Ήφαιστο Λήμνου ο Λιτλ". ifaistoslimnoubc.gr (in Greek). August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.