Prolific high school scorer returned to western Pennsylvania after spending one season at Drake ... was granted a waiver by the NCAA on Nov. 8, clearing his way to compete in 2013-14 ... was the top 3-point shooter in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2012-13.
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 particpant 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 ... 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.