Transfer from Drake, played his final three seasons for the Dukes ... saw action in 89 of a possible 95 games with 86 starts for the Dukes ... earned Third Team All-Atlantic 10 honors as a senior ... finished his career with 1,431 points, including 1,269 at Duquesne ... his DU point total was the fourth-highest three-year total in school history ... completed his career as the sixth-best 3-point shooter in NCAA history at .463 (311-671) ... his .458 (271-592) 3-point percentage at Duquesne was the best in Atlantic 10 history ... he could have missed his next 17 3-pointers and still broken the A-10 record formerly held by Saint Joseph’s Pat Carroll (.445) ... became the first men’s basketball player school history to lead the nation in a statistical category when shot .560 from 3-point as a sophomore ... it was a mark that tied the ninth-best single-season 3-point percentage in NCAA history at the time ... finished seventh nationally in 3-point shooting percentage as a junior (.447) ... his .506 percentage as a freshman at Drake would have led the nation had he met the NCAA minimum of 2.5 made per game (he made 1.3/g. that season) ... ranked 32nd nationally in 3-point percentage as a senior when he set a DU single-season record with 118 3-pointers ... the 118 3’s tied the fifth-highest total in A-10 history and was tied for third-most in the nation that season ... hit a 3-pointer in 107 of 119 career games, including 85 of 89 games at Duquesne ... hit five or more 3-pointers in a game 17 times with a career-high of seven (7-of-8) in a 27-point game at Dayton as a senior ... he hit six threes in a game five other times ... scored in double digits 67 times, including 62 times at Duquesne ... reached the 20-point mark 21 times, including a team-high 15 as a senior ... had 40 career turnover-free games in finishing with a career 2.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (376-162) ... teamed with fellow senior Derrick Colter (Colter had 609 points & Mason 608 points) to become the second duo in school history to score 500 or more points - and first to top 600 in a season - in the history of Duquesne basketball ... Colter and Mason were the seventh and eighth players to top 600 points in a season ... Mason (148) and Colter (156) also produced the highest combined assist total by two players in a season in DU history ... ended up ranked 1st in school history in 3-point percentage (.458), second in free throw percentage (.854), third in 3-pointers made (271) and 23rd in scoring (1,269) ... the 271 3-pointers were the highest three-year total in school history.
As a Senior (2015-16 at Duquesne)
Played in 33 of 34 games with 33 starts ... led the team in scoring (18.4 ppg.), 3-point field goals (school record 118), 3-point percentage (.423) and free throw percentage (.835) ... teamed with fellow senior Derrick Colter to become the seventh and eighth players to top 600 points in a season (Mason had 608) ... finished second on the team with 148 assists (4.5/g.) in 35.7 minutes per game ... led team in scoring a team-best 18 times ... his 15 20-point games led the team and were the most in a season by a DU player since Aaron Jackson had 15 in 2009 ... had eight games with 26 or more points ... had a streak of 32 straight games with a “3” snapped in an 0-6 outing at Davidson on Jan. 6 ... he went into that game cold and well under 100%, having not practiced for a week due to an ankle injury that kept him out of the A-10 opener vs. Dayton ... hit five or more 3-pointers in a game eight times with a career-high of seven (7-of-8) at Dayton on Feb. 9 ... scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting (6-of-9 from the arc) in DU’s 95-75 win over New Orleans on Nov. 16 ... had 26 points (4-of-5 from 3-point), including the go-ahead basket with 43 seconds left, followed by a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to go, in DU’s 96-92 overtime win over Milwaukee at the Gulf Coast Showcase ... his 16-footer with :02 left proved to be the game-winner in DU’s 67-65 win over Saint Francis U at Johnstown’s War Memorial on Dec. 12 ... finished the SFU game with a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists ... scored 20, including his 1,000th career point on an early second half 3-pointer, in the win over SC State ... scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half at Georgia Tech (5-of-10 from 3-point), before suffering an ankle injury late in the first half that sidelined him for the A-10 opener vs. Dayton ... the miss snapped a streak of 65 consecutive starts ... played at under 100 percent at Davidson (4 points) & at GW (8 points) ... recovered fully from the ankle injury to score 27 points vs. SBU on Jan. 16 ... added 23 points, 5 assists and 2 steals in the win at George Mason ... posted his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 10 assists vs. La Salle on Jan. 26 ... put together a streak of six consecutive 20-point games in A-10 play: 23 at Saint Louis (5 three-pointers, 3 steals); 21 vs. Davidson (8 assists); 27 at Dayton (career high 7 three-pointers in 8 attempts, 4 assists); 29 vs. UMass (career-high points and career high-tying 10 assists - 2nd career double-double in five games, 14-of-16 from line, 3 steals); 26 vs. George Washington (6-of-9 from 3-point); 23 at Rhody (5-of-10 from 3-point) ... the streak was the longest by a Duke since Derrick Alston in 1993 ... hit a huge 3-pointer over A-10 Player of the Year D’Andre Bembry with just over one minute left to put the Dukes up six in what became a 78-70 win at eventual conference tournament champion Saint Joseph’s ... finished the Saint Joe’s game with 28 points ... had 24 points in the CBI quarterfinal game at Morehead State.
As a Junior (2014-15)
Was one of three players to start all 31 games ... second on the team in scoring at 12.8 ppg. ... averaged 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in an average of 32.6 minutes per game ... led team in 3-pointers (88), 3-point percentage (.447), free throw percentage (.905), steals (35) and minutes (1,011) ... finished seventh nationally in 3-point percentage after leading the nation in 2014 ... led the team a scoring a team-high 19 times ... scored 16 or more in nine of DU’s last 10 games ... scored in double digits 19 times ... tied Derrick Colter for team high with four 20-point games: 24 vs. George Washington, 22 vs. George Washington (A-10 Championship), 20 vs. Saint Louis & 20 at UMass ... led the Atlantic 10 in conference-only assist-to-turnover ratio for the second consecutive year (3.1-to-1 tin 2015 and 5.3-to-1 in 2014) ... was second on the team with 110 defensive rebounds ... scored a career-high 24 points in the home win over George Washington ... added 22 points, including 6-of-9 3-pointers, in DU’s season-ending loss to GW at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... had four games with five or more 3-pointers: 6-7 vs. NJIT, 5-5 vs. UMass-Lowell, 5-7 vs. Davidson and 6-9 vs. George Washington at the A-10 Championship ... grabbed a career-high eight rebounds three times: vs. Saint Louis (A-10 Championship), vs. Dayton and at Abilene Christian ... finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, a career high-tying nine assists and four steals in 40 turnover-free minutes in the win over Dayton ... also handed out nine assists in the season opener vs. Bluefield State ... added 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals at home vs. Saint Louis ... had 11 turnover-free games in 2015 to bring his career total to 34 ... totaled a career high five steals at Richmond ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 30 of 31 games and hit four or more in a game 10 times ... was 38-of-42 (.905) from the foul line after attempting 41 free throws as a freshman and sophomore.
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 then 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 (Arizona/Philadelpia 76ers) 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) ... hit 50-of-51 3-pointers in front of Jim Ferry’s basketball campers in June of 2015 ... verbally committed to Drake in April of 2011 ... son of John and Karen Mason ... full name is Micah John Mason ... psychology major with a theology minor ... date of birth: 7/30/93.