Kansas guard Mason works out for Wizards
Frank Mason III’s list of college basketball accomplishments is long. He won the Wooden Award, Bob Cousy Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Naismith Player of the Year, plus was a consensus All-American, AP Player of the Year, USA Today Player of the Year, CBS Player of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year.
Mason’s plethora of hardware came after his senior season at Kansas, where he averaged 20.9 points per game and shot a crisp 49 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from behind the 3-point line as the Jayhawks’ point guard.
He was among six draft-eligible players working out for the Washington Wizards on Monday. The Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round. Washington also continues to be desperate for a backup to John Wall. It is unlikely to find one at that point in this draft, at least not one who can play a full backup role for a playoff team, but Mason’s shooting makes him worth a look.
Mason, Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey, Kentucky center Isaac Humphries, Arkansas forward Moses Kingsley, SMU forward Ben Moore and Pittsburgh forward Michael Young worked out for Washington on Monday. Another batch of second-round prospects comes to the District Tuesday: Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, Villanova forward Kris Jenkins, Central Michigan guard Marcus Keene, Kansas center Landen Lucas, Florida State forward Xavier Rathan-Mayes, and Monmouth guard Justin Robinson.