Prolific high school scorer returned to western Pennsylvania after spending one season at Drake ... was granted a waiver by the NCAA on Nov. 8, 2013 - the day before the 2013-14 season opener ... led the nation in 3-point shooting as a sophomore (65-of-116, .560) ... is the first DU men's basketball player to lead the nation in a statistical category ... was also one assist shy of leading the nation in assist/turnover ratio in 2013-14 (74-13, 5.69-to-1) ... was the top 3-point shooter in the Missouri Valley Conference as a freshman in 2012-13 (40-of-79, .506) ... is shooting .538 from 3-point for his career (105-of-195) ... nearly 75 percent of his career field goal attempts have come from beyond the 3-point arc.
As a Sophomore (2013-14)
Played in 25 of a possible 30 games with 22 starts ... led the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at .560 (65-116) ... in doing so he became the first Duquesne men's basketball player to lead the nation in a statistical category ... his .560 percentage tied the ninth-best 3-point shooting season in NCAA history ... his 3-point percentage, in addition to being the best in Duquesne history, was the best by a Division I player in 22 years ... would have led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio as well with one more assist ... his 74 assists in 25 games were one shy of the NCAA three per game minimum ... finished with a 5.69-to-1 assist/turnover ratio (74-13) in 25 games ... led the Atlantic 10 with a 5.3-to-1 ratio in 16 conference games (53-10) ... his ratio was more than two times better than runner-up Charlton Kloof of St. Bonaventure (2.4-to-1) ... was granted a waiver by the NCAA on Nov. 8 - the day before the season opener against Abilene Christian - and responded by drilling a 3-pointer on his first touch in a Dukes uniform, 28 seconds after entering the ACU game ... had his breakout game with 18 points on 5-of-7 3-point shooting at West Virginia, before breaking a bone in his right hand in the first half of DU's 70-59 win over Albany three days later ... the injury sidelined him for five games ... hit four "3"s in his return at UMass Lowell on Dec. 21 and added four more in the Dec. 29 win at UTPA ... had three games with five 3-pointers: 5-7 at WVU, 5-7 vs. Saint Louis & 5-6 vs. St. Bonaventure ... had two of his top 3-point shooting days against Saint Louis' nation's-best 3-point defense ... was 5-of-7 from the arc in scoring 15 points vs. the Billikens on Jan. 22 and added a career-high 22 (4-of-5 from 3-point) in DU's 71-64 win at No. 10 (AP) SLU on Feb. 27, making him 9-of-12 from the arc in two games vs. Saint Louis ... was 6-of-8 from the field (4-of-5 from 3-point) in the upset win at Saint Louis ... was named A-10 co-Player of the Week following the SLU game which marked DU's first road win over at Top 10 team since 1962 ... shot 50 percent or better from the 3-point arc in 19 of 25 games ... the only exceptions were the season-opener against Abilene Christian (1-of-4), at VCU (0-of-4), at George Washington (3-of-8), vs. Richmond (3-of-7), vs. Dayton (2-7) & vs. Richmond at the A-10 Championship (0-2) ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at NJIT ... handed out a career-best seven assists vs. Fordham ... had five or more assists in a game seven times ... had 15 zero turnover games ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 23 of the 25 games he played ... hit four or more in a game nine times ... was 20-of-24 (.833) from the foul line ... had the highest offensive efficiency rating in the nation (all players) according to KenPom.com.
As a Freshman at Drake (2012-13)
Played in 30 of 32 games with 11 starts ... averaged 5.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 15.6 minutes per game for the 15-17 Bulldogs ... had a 1.7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (65-39) ... was the top 3-point shooter in the Missouri Valley Conference both overall (40-of-79, .506) and in conference games only (24-of-51, .471) ... his 1.3 makes per game did not qualify him for an NCAA ranking (min. 2.5 made per game) ... shot .706 (12-of-17) from the foul line ... scored in double-digits five times with a season-high 19 versus Eastern Illinois ... went 7-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the 3-point arc and also handed out a season-high six assists against the Panthers ... added 17 points, including 5-of-9 from 3-point, at Missouri State ... scored 14 points (4-of-7 from 3-point) in a season high-tying 31 minutes versus NCAA Tournament participant Wichita State ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 22 of 30 games ... committed two or fewer turnovers in 27 of 30 outings ... led or tied for the team lead in assists nine times ... averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 assists in his 11 starts, which came in succession between Dec. 19 and Jan. 30.
Highlands High School in Natrona Heights, Pa. (head coach Shawn Bennis) ... finished his career with 2,272 points which ranked as the 12th-highest total in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League history ... broke former Duke T.J. McConnell's (currently at Arizona) WPIAL record with 346 3-pointers (McConnell had 334) ... was named Class AAA first team all-state as a junior and senior in becoming the first player in over 30 years to lead the WPIAL in scoring in back-to-back seasons ... averaged 28.7 ppg. as a senior and 33.3 ppg. as a junior ... had 88 3-pointers and shot 88 percent from the foul line as a senior ... had 49 points against both Aliquippa and Mars in his final season ... scored a career-high 64 points on 19 shots (17-of-19 from the field, including 7-of-7 from 3-point, and 23-of-24 from the foul line) in a win over rival Valley as a junior ... was recognized in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" on Feb. 14, 2011 for his effort ... the 64 points were the second-most in a WPIAL game and most in more than 50 years (the WPIAL mark of 71 was set in 1959 by Larry Hardesty of Mohawk High School) ... scored 51 points, including nine 3-pointers, in an overtime loss to Ringgold in the Trinity tournament ... had 44 the night before in an overtime loss to Trinity in the first round ... scored a game-high 23 points as a freshman in his first varsity game to help Highlands upset a Penn Hills team ranked No. 2 in WPIAL Class AAAA at the time ... was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 10 and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab Five as a junior and senior.
Began shooting a basketball on a three-foot goal when he was two ... by age five he was performing ball-handling drills at halftime of Highlands games ... his personal record for consecutive 3-pointers made in practice is 73 (done prior to his senior year in high school) ... verbally committed to Drake in April of 2011 ... son of John and Karen Mason ... full name is Micah John Mason ... sports marketing major ... date of birth: 7/30/93.