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Kansas Point Guard Frank Mason is the Wooden Award Winner

Kansas senior point guard Frank Mason III is the winner of the 2017 John R. Wooden Award as the National Player of the Year.

Mason is a 2017 Consensus All-America First Team selection, as determined by the NCAA. With Mason, Kansas now has 29 Consensus All-America First Team selections, the most in NCAA Division I. North Carolina and Kentucky are next with 27 each.

Ranked outside of the top 100┬ácoming out of high school, Mason was a last minute addition to the Jayhawks and one that Bill Self had the highest praise for calling him, “The greatest guard I’ve ever coached.”

For his career, Mason scored 1,885 points, placing him sixth all-time in Kansas history, dished out 576 assists, grabbed 499 rebounds and swiped 165 steals in 4,347 minutes. Mason improved his points per every season, finishing his senior year with 20.9 points per while shooting .490 from the field and .471 from three.

WOODEN AWARD FINALIST:

  • Lonzo Ball | UCLA | Freshman
  • Josh Hart | Villanova | Senior
  • Frank Mason III | Kansas | Senior
  • Caleb Swanigan | Purdue | Sophomore
  • Nigel Williams-Goss | Gonzaga | Junior

HALL OF FAME POSITION AWARD WINNERS:

  • Bob Cousy – Point Guard of the Year | Frank Mason III | Kansas
  • Jerry West – Shooting Guard of the Year | Malik Monk | Kentucky
  • Julius Erving – Small Forward of the Year | Josh Hart | Villanova
  • Karl Malone – Forward of the Year | Johnathan Motley | Baylor
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Center of the Year | Przemek Karnowski | Gonzaga

 

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