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#7 Anthony Mason Jr
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  • SF
  • 6'7" / 209lbs
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  • 01/25/1987
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2010
  • St. John's
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DateLeagueTransaction
28th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
11th October, 2010NBAWaived by Miami.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
12th January, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Sioux Falls Skyforce due to injury.
2nd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Springfield Armor.
26th January, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Springfield Armor due to injury.
1st February, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Springfield Armor.
5th May, 2012BahrainSigned for the remainder of the GCC Champions Cup with Al Hala.
22nd August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Cholet.
6th September, 2012FranceReleased by Cholet.
6th December, 2012JapanSigned for the remainder of the season with Akita Northern Happinets.
13th December, 2012JapanLeft Akina Happinets.
17th December, 2012ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Upea Capo D'Orlando.
22nd March, 2013ItalyLeft Upea Capo D'Orlando.
27th March, 2013VenezuelaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guaros de Lara.
9th May, 2013VenezuelaReleased by Guaros de Lara.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
12th November, 2014CyprusSigned for the remainder of the season with Apollon Limassol.
12th February, 2015CyprusLeft Apollon.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2005 - 2010St. John's (NCAA)
July 2010Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2010 - presentSioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
May 2012Al Hala (Bahrain)
August 2012 - September 2012Cholet (France)
December 2012Akita Northern Happinets (Japan, BJ League)
December 2012 - March 2013Capo D'Orlando (Italy, LegaDue)
March 2013 - May 2013Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
November 2013 - June 2014Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
November 2014 - February 2015Apollon Limassol (Cyprus)
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January 10, 2011

Anthony Mason Jr - After underperforming at St John's, in large part due to injury, Mason landed a training camp contract with the Heat and has parlayed that into an extended D-League run. The early returns on his first professional experience are good; Mason is averaging 15.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 35 minutes per game for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, shooting 51% from the field and 74% from the line. He puts up this universal stat line as an athletic, hustling, aggressive 6'7 small forward. Such aggression leads to mistakes - overpassing, shot selection, running through people on offense, running away from people on defense, etc - and the outside shooting, ball handling and ability to create his own shot are far behind the athletic stuff. But Mason rebounds, runs, dunks, finishes, passes, hustles and defends, all sought-after commodities. Comparisons between Anthony Mason Jr and Patrick Ewing Jr are highly valid and run beyond things their fathers did.

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October 1, 2010

Mason Jr - better known as "Yung Mase," where dropping the O makes it cooler - averaged 14.0 points per game for St John's in his junior season. However, he then got injured after only three games of his senior season, and took a medical redshirt; he returned last season at half speed, averaging only 7.0 points per game in 19 contests. This killed whatever draft stock he had, and it was no surprise to anyone when Mase went undrafted. When he was at his best, Mason was more athletic than his old man, a 6'7 combo forward with good athleticism and decent defense, but with high turnovers, bad shot selection, and a mediocre outside shot. The hampered Mason took far less shots in whatever senior season he had, yet he was just as inefficient. Mason's best bet would be to go to the D-League, get healthy, and try to earn a call-up the Renaldo Major way. That, in fact, is probably why he's here.

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