Kansas guard Ma­son works out for Wiz­ards

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

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.

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