Jayhawks — and one high-profile coach — congratulate Mason on national player of the year awards


Another day, another national player of the year award for Kansas senior point guard Frank Mason III.

Well, make that two awards Sunday.

After one of the best individual seasons in program history, Mason was named the Naismith Trophy Winner and the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ player of the year on Sunday in Arizona.

Mason, the consensus national player of the year, has swept all of the major awards for national player of the year ahead of Friday's Wooden Award announcement.

Several of Mason’s teammates — and Villanova coach Jay Wright — congratulated him on a successful award season through social media:

None by Kansas Basketball

None by The Naismith Trophy

None by NABC

None by adidas Basketball

None by Bill Self

None by Kurtis Townsend

None by Q

None by Devonte' Graham

None by Sviat Mykhailiuk

None by malik newman

None by Billy Preston♕

None by Sherron Collins

None by Cliff Alexander

None by Russell Robinson

None by Russell Robinson

None by Evan Manning

None by Christian Garrett

None by Jay Wright


Gavin Fritton 2 years, 10 months ago

Of all of these, the one that makes me the happiest might just be Cliff Alexander. After the national media tried to play up Cliff's comments to be that KU somehow led Cliff down the primrose path or somehow led him astray, to see that he is still Rock Chalk proud makes me very happy. Like a lot of people, I was sad and disappointed at how things wound up with Cliff but I still wish him the best. But he'll always be a Jayhawk to me and I'm glad to see that it looks like he'll always be one in his heart and soul as well.

Joe Joseph 2 years, 10 months ago

Very nice of Jay Wright to reach out to Frank Mason.

Dale Rogers 2 years, 10 months ago

I agree. That is class, especially given one of his own players was nominated for these awards.

Sharon Simons Hettinger 2 years, 10 months ago

Love your smile, Frank! Many congratulations to you from J-Hawk Nation in Lawrence! We love you and your grit and determination, and upstanding qualities. You ROCK CHALK!

Danny Hernandez 2 years, 10 months ago

Frank, can you please smile now!!! Yeah, the final goal didn't happen but shi#, You and the guys had a great year and brought many smiles to the faces of Jayhawk Fans.


Len Shaffer 2 years, 10 months ago

Of all the Jayhawks whose teams haven't won a title, I feel worse for Frank than any of them. No one deserved it more. Congrats on the awards won so far and on the awards still to come, to my all-time favorite Jayhawk.

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