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Frank Mason III Named 2019-20 NBA G League Most Valuable Player

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.

Frank Mason’s Herd teammate Jaylen Adams and Maine Red Claws guard Tremont Waters finished second and third in voting, respectively.


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