Kansas Jayhawks

Frank Mason III

Position Guard
Height 5'11''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Petersburg, Va.
High School Petersburg HS

OVERVIEW
The most decorated player in Kansas basketball school history … Was the unanimous 2017 National Player of the Year, given the award by 10 different entities: Wooden, Naismith, NABC, Associated Press, USBWA Oscar Robertson, Sporting News, CBS Sports, USA TODAY, Bleacher Report and NBC Sports … The first Jayhawk to be named Associated Press Player of the Year, a recipient of the Oscar Robertson Trophy presented by the USBWA, and win the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award … Concluded his career ranked sixth on the Kansas scoring list (1,885 points), sixth in assists (576), eighth in 3-point field goals (185), 13th in steals (165) and tied for third in consecutive starts (110) … Other than Mason, no Jayhawk in KU history ranked sixth or higher in both points and assists.

2016-17 NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS
Naismith Trophy
NABC Player of the Year
USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy
Associated Press Player of the Year
Sporting News Player of the Year
CBS Sports Player of the Year
USA TODAY Player of the Year
Bleacher Report Player of the Year
NBC Sports Player of the Year
Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year

CAREER HONORS
• Consensus National Player of the Year [2016-17]
• Consensus All-America First Team [2016-17]
• Big 12 Player of the Year [2016-17]
• NABC District 8 Player of the Year [2016-17]
• NABC All-District 8 [2014-15 Second Team, 2015-16 Second Team, 2016-17 First Team]
• All-Big 12 [2014-15 Second Team, 2015-16 Second Team, 2016-17 First Team]
• Big 12 All-Defensive Team [2015-16]
• Maui Invitational co-MVP [2015]
• Orlando Classic All-Tournament Team [2014]
• CBE Classic All-Tournament Team [2016]

2016-17 (SENIOR)
• Became the only player in KU and Big 12 history to average more than 20 points and five assists in the same season.
• Led the Big 12 in scoring overall (20.9 ppg) and during conference play (21.0 ppg).
• Averaged 5.2 assists per game.
• Two-time national player of the week (Nov. 21, Dec. 16).
• Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 17, Dec. 12, March 5).
• Posted 23 games of 20 or more points, including his final seven contests and 10 of KU’s last 11 outings.
• KU’s leading scorer in 26 games.
• In the Big 12, ranked first in scoring (20.9), 3-point field goal percentage (47.1), fourth in assists (5.2), fifth in 3-pointers made per game (2.3), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2), seventh in free throw percentage (79.4), ninth in field goal percentage (49.0) and 14th in steals (1.3).
• Made 50.0 percent (43-for-86) from 3-point range and 2.4 treys per game in Big 12 play.
• Shot 103-for-119 (86.6 percent) from the free throw line in his final 15 games, making 6.9 charity shots per contest in that span.
• Ranked the following on the KU single-season list from 2016-17: points (sixth at 753), 3-point field goals made (eighth at 82), 3-point field goal percentage (seventh at 47.1), free throws made (tied for third at 198), free throw attempts (eighth at 238) and minutes played (third at 1,301)

2015-16 (JUNIOR)
• Started all 38 games earning All-Big 12 Second Team for the second-straight season.
• Joined teammate Devonte’ Graham on the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
• Ranked 12th in the Big 12 in scoring at 12.9 ppg and also ranked among the conference leaders in assists (fourth at 4.6), field goal percentage (14th at 43.4), free throw percentage (13th at 73.9), steals (14th at 1.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (fourth at 2.4).
• Led Kansas in scoring five times, assists 24 times and steals 16 times.
• Had 31 games scoring 10-plus points, including a season-high 21 points against Harvard (Dec. 5).
• Pulled down five or more rebounds in 19 games, including a career-high-tying 10 boards at Texas Tech (Jan. 9).
• Posted his second career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Texas Tech (Jan. 9).
• Named co-MVP of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, along with teammate Wayne Selden Jr., where he averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 assists in leading Kansas to the title.
• Named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List.
• Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection by the league coaches.

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)
• Started all 36 games earning All-Big 12 Second Team accolades.
• KU’s second leading scorer at 12.6 ppg, which ranked ninth in the Big 12.
• Also ranked in the league in field goal percentage (eighth at 44.1), free throw percentage (ninth at 78.6), assists (fifth at 3.9), steals (ninth at 1.4), assist-to-turnover ratio (fifth at 1.9) and minutes (third at 33.5).
• Led KU with 33 points in the NCAA Tournament.
• Led KU with 19 points in the overtime win against West Virginia (March 3), scoring all 19 after halftime.
• Had a streak of 21 games with 10-plus points becoming only the fourth Jayhawk in the Bill Self era to accomplish the feat.
• Had 30 games of 10-plus points for the season, including three 20-point efforts: 20 at Temple (Dec. 22), 21 at Iowa State (Jan. 17) and 21 at Oklahoma (March 7).
• Led KU in assists 22 times and steals 16 times. Had a career-high nine assists against Lafayette (Dec. 20) and career-best four steals versus UNLV (Jan. 4).
• Named to the Orlando Classic All-Tournament Team after recording his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win versus Michigan State (Nov. 30).

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)
• Appeared in all 35 games in 2013-14 and started three.
• Led KU in assists nine times and in steals four times.
• Recorded four assists and tied a season-high with four rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky (March 21) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
• Made a season-high six shots (6-of-7) for 14 points vs. Texas (Feb. 22).
• Dished out a season-best seven assists vs. Toledo (Dec. 30).
• Started in back-to-back tough road games at Colorado and at No. 19 Florida, scoring 11 and nine points, respectively.
• Played tough down the stretch against Villanova (Nov. 29) scoring 12 points off the bench.
• Scored a season-high 15 points, including 11-of-12 free throws, vs. No. 4 Duke (Nov. 12).
• Started KU’s first game of the season against Louisiana at Monroe (Nov. 8).

USA BASKETBALL
2015 World University Games
• Named the World University Games (WUG) Finals MVP where he scored 18 points with nine rebounds and six assists in USA’s double-overtime win against Germany in the gold medal contest.
• Named to the five-member WUG First Team along with teammate Wayne Selden Jr.
• Ranked second on the USA Team in scoring with 14.5 points per game, which was fifth in the WUG.
• Led Games in assists with a 4.4 average and was third in steals with 2.5 per contest.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-star player ranked No. 76 by Rivals.com and the No. 17 point guard in the 2013 class.
• Attended the Massanutten Military Academy (MMA) following his senior year.
• Helped the Colonels finish 30-4 and advance to the National Prep Championship Elite Eight, where they lost in overtime to eighth-ranked Notre Dame Prep.
• Prior to MMA, Mason was a four-year standout at Petersburg High School (Virginia).
• Named the 2012 Metro Player of the Year and All-State First Team at the conclusion of his senior year.
• Led the state in scoring in 2011 at 27.4 points per game and again in 2012 at 27.1 points per contest.
• Scored 1,901 points during his four-year Petersburg career, second only to NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone in PHS history.
• Led the Crimson Wave to a combined 78-4 record from 2009-12.
• Guided the Wave to two state championship appearances.
• Scored 50 points on 16-of-21 shooting during the 804 All-Star Game at Benedictine College Preparatory in June 2012.
• The 50 points, which included six 3-pointers, set a new 804 All-Star Game record and earned him co-MVP honors.

ACADEMICS
• Will graduate from Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences in May 2017.

PERSONAL
• Born Frank Leo Mason in Petersburg, Virginia.
• Son of Sharon Harrison … Has seven brothers and sisters … Has a son, Amari.