I can't be the only guy on this site that sees him being a potential NBA star. He reminds me of faster kyle lowry and i really dont see why he isnt in at least late 1st round consideration. You have seen what Brogdon has done i really really like frank mason.
Star might be pushing it but starting PG perhaps...he has crazy athleticism which will help him overcome his lack of size. If his improvement of his shot continues he will contribute in the league.
Kyle lowry is a top 20 player thats a star and he reminds me a lot of Lowry
to me not even NBA talent. very good college player as he play tough and gives his all, remind me formar Arizona guy Mark Lyons...
I think its been proven that gaurds that have all conference/all america type production in college can match that production at the next level if they are quick enough.
When it comes to defending gaurds nowadays it can actually be seen as an advantage to be shorter. Sounds weird but if you think about being lower allows you to naturallu move quicker laterally which can help the defemder get to spots before the offensive player. The only problems would be being to short to contest jumpers and being posted up but nowadays gaurds will shoot over anyone. The only way to gaurd shooters is to take away thier shooting space and beat them to that spot. Size is rarely an issue now that handchecking is completely extinct and contact cannot be made to impeded the opponents progress.
So many shorter gaurds are having success in the NBA. Lowry, Schroeder, Van Vleet, Burke, Thomas, Ulis, Ferrell, Felder, Augistin, Barea, Walker, Paul off the top of my head. I wouldnt consider any of these guys as bad defenders and most of them I would consider them good for thier position. I think Mason fits right in. He is basically in the middle of that pack when it comes to hieght and weight and is amongst the toughest and grittiest within that particular group.
Last year everybody knew Yogi Ferrell and Tyler Ulis would be good players yet still slept on them. This year its Masons turn.