Mason named Big 12 Player of the Week for second time this season
IRVING, Texas – Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week as voted on by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday. Mason is receiving the honor for the second time in 2016-17, as he also earned the accolade Nov. 16.
In two Kansas victories last week, Mason averaged 24.0 points, including a career-high-tying 30 points in Kansas’ 105-62 win against UMKC (12/6). The Petersburg, Virginia, guard led KU with 18 points in the 89-72 win versus Nebraska (12/10). For the week, Mason had 12 assists with no turnovers and shot 69.6 percent from the floor, including 72.7 percent from 3-point range.
Mason has led Kansas in scoring in eight of 10 games this season and ranks second in the Big 12 with 20.8 points per game. He also ranks among the Big 12 leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (second at .548), assists (third at 5.5), field goal percentage (fourth at .587) and 3-pointers made (fourth at 2.3).
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