In my last profile, I had a look at Dominique McKoy who I called the surprise of the year. Mason comes in a close second for his record breaking season. While I thought he had a chance of taking down the Duke’s single season three point shooting mark, I had no idea he’d obliterate it nor did I expect him to put himself in great position to chase the all time Division I career number of 49.7%. Mason sits at better than 53% in his first two years. I knew the Dukes got a strong all around player and great shooter. I wasn’t expecting the most efficient offensive player in the country.
What he did well
Mason forced his way into the starting lineup and never looked back. I don’t think many Duquesne and Atlantic 10 fans realize what they have in Mason. It got to the point where I expected him to make every three he put up. He rarely turned the ball over and possessed the best court vision on the team. Unfortunately, the best Duke to find Micah Mason for an open three was Micah Mason.
Areas to improve
Simply put, Mason needs to find a way to get more involved in he offense and Jim Ferry will need to find a way to build the offense around him. He’d also do well to develop a step back jumper to create space for himself beyond the arc. With the improvement of Derrick Colter’s defense late season, Mason became the team’s weak link at that end of the floor.
Micah Mason has the potential to become an all conference player and a prolific scorer in the league if his teammates can take a little pressure off of him by making shots and setting screens. He has shooting and play making ability that you just don’t see often and if he can put it all together while stepping into a bigger role, he could be a legitimate superstar.