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KU's Frank Mason III Named AP Player of the Year

KU guard Frank Mason III has been named the AP's National Player of the Year.  (Photo by KU Athletics)

Though the men’s basketball season is over for the University of Kansas, one of its players made a breakthrough with an individual honor. KPR’s Greg Echlin explains.


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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Frank Mason III, who led the University of Kansas to its 13th consecutive Big 12 title, is The Associated Press's Player of the Year. The senior point guard averaged 20.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting 48.7 percent from 3-point range. He received 37 votes Thursday from the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25. Josh Hart of Villanova was second with 16 votes while Caleb Swanigan of Purdue had 9 and Lonzo Ball of UCLA had 3. Mason is the first KU player to win the award. He is the first Big 12 player to win it since Blake Griffin of Oklahoma in 2009.

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