RCW: Inside Men's Basketball 3.32
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Senior Frank Mason III ended his Kansas career ranked sixth on the KU career scoring list with 1,885 points and sixth on the KU assists list with 576 career assists.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Senior guard Frank Mason III will go down as the most decorated player in Kansas history. A Consensus All-America First Team selection, Mason was named the national player of the year by 10 different entities including six of the eight listed in the NCAA Records Book: Associated Press, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wooden Award, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Naismith Award.
- Where Mason ranks on the KU career charts: minutes played (2nd, 4,347 [Danny Manning, 4,961]), points (6th, 1,885), assists (6th, 576), 3-point field goals made (7th, 185), 3-point field goal percentage (6th, 42 percent), consecutive starts (tied for third [Aaron Miles], 110), games played (3rd, 145).
- Where 2016-17 ranked on KU season records for Mason: minutes played (3rd, 1,301), points (6th, 753), free throws (3rd, 189), free throw attempts (8th, 238), 3-point field goals (8th, 82), 3-point percentage (8th, 47.1).
- On April 9, junior guard Devonte’ Graham tweeted that he will be returning for his senior season. A two-time All-Big 12 selection, Graham has started 72 games for KU and ranks 45th on the KU career scoring chart with 1,075 points.
- On April 17, freshman Josh Jackson declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, thus ending his KU career. Many project Jackson to be a top-three pick on draft day, June 22.
- A 2017 Wooden All-America selection and the 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Jackson joined Mason on the All-Big 12 First Team. A seven-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in 2016-17, Jackson finished second on the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Week, Jackson broke or tied four Kansas freshman records including double-doubles (12), rebounds (tied Danny Manning’s 258 set in 1985), field goals made (220) and field goals attempted (429).
- Jackson on the Kansas Freshmen record’s list (top 5): double-doubles (1st, 13), field goals made (1st, 220), field goals attempted (1st, 429), rebounds (tie for 1st, 258, with Danny Manning in 1984-85), points (3rd, 572), scoring average (2nd, 16.3 ppg – Andrew Wiggins 17.1 in 2014), free throws made (3rd, 98), free throws attempted (2nd, 173), steals (5th, 55), minutes (4th, 1077).