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Kansas City, MO – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is proud to announce that Guard Nykolas Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) was named the NAIA National Men’s Basketball Division I Player of the Week. Mason was nominated for his stellar performance for the week of January 6 th -12 th which included games against Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) opponents Southwestern Christian (Okla.) and Oklahoma City University. Mason beat out eight other conference award winners for this honor.

Nykolas Mason Earns Divison I Player of the Week Honors

How He Earned It

  • Mason averaged 31.5 PPG over the two-game span
  • The SAGU guard scored a career-high 45 points against Southwestern Christian University (Okla.)
  • Mason’s efficiency was off the charts. He scored a total of 63 points for the week while shooting a sizzling 61.8 % (21-34) from the field.
  • The Sophomore guard cashed in at the free-throw line by shooting 79% (19-24).
  • If scoring wasn’t enough, he also helped his team by averaging 2.0 blocks and 6.5 rebounds during the two contests.
  • Mason upped his play during these games but has been exceptional all season. He is currently averaging 20.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.0 BPG, 2.0 APG. He is also shooting 65% from the field including 43% from three-point range and 70% from the free-throw line.

Nyk’s Thought on the Award

It’s really a blessing that I was able to be nominated let alone win an award like that. It’s like a dream. I never thought something like that would be possible.”

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