Kansas guard Frank Mason III named Big 12 Player of the Year

Kansas guard Frank Mason III was named the Big 12 Player of the Year Sunday, marking the first time a Jayhawk has won the award since Thomas Robinson captured it in 2012.

Mason became the first ever Big 12 player to average at least 20 points (20.5) and five assists (5.1) per game. He added in 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per contest, while making a number of clutch shots and shooting an astounding 49.3 percent from three. Perhaps most importantly, he helmed a Kansas team that went 16-2, winning a tough Big 12 by a whopping four games.

This is hardly the only award Mason should expect to see this year, as he’s also considered by many to be the favorite for the Wooden and Naismith awards, which go to the top player in all of college basketball.

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