Frank Mason III is a wonder of a ballplayer. He is seen as one of the greatest basketball players to have been produced from his city and his abilities have been recognized across the nation. It could not be disputed; Frank Mason III was the next big thing. An absolute star!
Mason III is an American professional basketball player who plies his trade playing in the National Basketball Association for the Sacramento Kings. Here are all the things you have always wanted to know about him from his career to his personal life.
Frank Mason III Bio
Frank Mason was born on the 3rd of April 1994 in Petersburg, Virginia. He grew up in Petersburg along with his large family. His father was Frank Mason II and his mother was Sharon Harrison. His full name is Frank Leo Mason. A little after his birth, his father was busted for cocaine possession and his mother, Sharon had to move her family. They relocated to Pin Oaks, Petersburg.
Mason attended the Petersburg High School and there he began to make a real impression on the court. His total score in four years of 1,901 points is only bettered in the school history by NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone. His journey to college was a bit tricky as he failed a government class that prevented him from heading to Towson University, Maryland.
Mason attended Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia to make up for his failed grade but he was soon offered a scholarship by the University of Kansas after he was discovered by Kansas Assistant coach, Kurtis Townsend playing the Amateur Athletic Union.
In his freshman year, he was averaging 5.5 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 rebounds per game but by his sophomore year, Mason had made a significant increase to those states with an average of 12.6 points, 3.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds per game. He has also been named a second-team All-Big 12 selection.
By the next year being his junior season, Mason kept the stats steady with an increment of 0.3 points and 0.7 assists added to his stats from the previous season. In that same year, he was also named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. The 2016-17 season was his best ever season as a collegiate.
He made Big 12 history when he became the first player to average 20 points and 5 assists a game. The awards he went on to rack up were numerous. He ended the regular season as the unanimously selected Big 12 Player of the Year. He did so by averaging 20.5 points and 5.1 assists per game.
Mason was the consensus first-team All-American selection. The numerous player awards he received included the AP Player of the Year, Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Award, Sporting News Player of the Year, USA Today Player of the Year, and NABC Player of the Year.
In the 2017 NBA Draft, Mason was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the 34th pick. Playing for the Kings in the NBA Summer League against the Los Angeles Lakers, Mason made his mark with 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and a couple of steals while scoring 24 points in 24 minutes on July 10, 2017. By the end of the regular season and after 52 games, Frank Mason averaged 7.9 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.5 rebounds.
Family, Girlfriend, Son
The family of Frank Mason III is a large one. His father is Frank Mason Jr. and his mother is Sharon Harrison. Mason’s siblings total 7 and they all grew up in Pin Oaks. It was here that Frank met Bernard Gregory Sr., his mother’s boyfriend who was quite supreme on the court. He was known as ‘‘Freako’’ by the community for his skills.
It was in Pin Oaks Estates that Frank worked on his game, improving it with help from high school coaches and Freako. Mason got so good that he was nicknamed “The Phenom” by members of the community.
Mason has a son of his own born to him while he was still in high school by his girlfriend, Ronekqual Burgess.
Frank Mason is a basketball player and we all know that to roll in that crowd, one must possess quite a few inches. He is a point guard on the court, shoots right, stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches, and weighs in at 190 pounds.