Frank Mason III nets Big 12 Player of the Week honor
IRVING, Texas – Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III scored a career-high 30 points against No. 11 Indiana on Friday to earn the season’s first Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week honor in a vote of media who cover the league, the conference announced Monday.
Mason posted his career game on Veterans Day, in the State Farm Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, a game which KU lost 103-99 in overtime. Mason, from Petersburg, Virginia, scored the Jayhawks’ final 11 points in regulation, including two free throws to send the game to overtime.
Also in the contest, Mason set career highs in free throws (13) and free throw attempts (15). His 30 points marked his fifth career game of scoring 20 or more points and his nine assists against the Hoosiers was the 14th time in his career he has had seven or more assists.
With his 30 points, Mason vaulted to 40th on the KU career scoring list with 1,162 points.
No. 3/2 Kansas (0-1) will face No. 1/1 Duke (2-0) in the State Farm Champions Classic, Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. (Central). The game will be played in historic Madison Square Garden in New York City and televised on ESPN.
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