Kansas to retire Chalmers' number

Heat guard to be honored

Published On: Jan 24 2013 02:48:08 PM EST

Mario Chalmers is being honored by his alma mater.

The University of Kansas plans to retire Chalmers' number.

The guard helped lead the Jayhawks to a National Championship, hitting a clutch shot that forced overtime.

Chalmers tweeted about the honor, "Hard work pays off.  Thank you KU for honoring my jersey and thinkin of so highly of me.  Thanks to my teammates and my coaches at KU."