On June 25, it was announced that Frank Mason III had been named the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Valuable Player. The 26-year-old earned the honor as a way of vote by the league’s 28 head coaches and general managers.
The 5-foot-11 guard, who is on a two-way contract, averaged 26.4 points (league-high), 5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds, through 23 G League games. With Mason in the lineup the Herd went 18-5, and finished with a league-best 33-10 record.
He was joined by Stephan Hicks (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) in being the only players in the league to record a 50/40/80 shooting season. Mason shot 50.4% from the field, converted at a 42.5% rate from three, whilst knocking down 81.5% of his free-throws.
Mason had six 30+ point outings and one 40+ point performance, on the season. He scored a season-high 44 points against the Grand Rapids Drive on February 19. In his second-to-last game of the season (Feb 27), he dropped 35 points against the Delaware Blue Coats. On 16-18 shooting from the field. His dominant performances earned him a Midseason All-NBA G League Team selection.
As a two-way player, Mason has featured in 6 NBA games for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2019-20 campaign. Averaging 2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists, in 8.8 minutes per contest.
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