Frank Mason in Pictures by nick Krug/

Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham compete in a lip sync battle during Big 12 Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at Sprint Center.
Mason puts up the final shot over Duke guard Matt Jones (13) with seconds remaining for the win on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

"We fought hard, played against a really good team, and then (shook) hands with them because they hit a big, big shot and played really hard." - Mike Krzyzewski

Mason goes 7 for 10 from the field for 20 points and five assists against Stanford.
Mason gets an acrobatic shot to drop after a foul by Nebraska guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. At right is Nebraska forward Michael Jacobson (12).
Mason slaps hands with a gathering of Jayhawk fans following their 81-70 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

“He’s grown from being a guy who we thought could impact our program and be a good player for us in time to, in my opinion, a guy who has an unbelievable chance to be a first-team All-American, so that shows you the growth.” -Bill Self

A Kansas fan gets a selfie with Mason following the Jayhawks' 76-72 win over Iowa State on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Hilton Coliseum.
Mason gets past Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel (32) for a bucket during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Mason gives some of his family members a hug following the Jayhawks' 79-73 win over Kentucky, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mason scores 21 points and leads the Jayhawks to a 79-73 win over Kentucky on Jan. 28, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mason jumps up to receive KU students gathered over the scoreboard in the northwest tunnel following the Jayhawks' 73-68 win over Baylor, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Mason scores 21 points in the Jayhawks' 74-71 win over the Wildcats on Feb. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
Above Right: Mason flashes a smile as the Jayhawks close out the game against West Virginia in overtime, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Mason puts in 23 with 8 assists in the Jayhawks' 67-65 win over Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Mason pops his 13 Straight t-shirt following the Jayhawks' 87-68 win over TCU, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas guard Josh Jackson puts his arm around teammate and senior Frank Mason III following Mason's final game at Allen Fieldhouse on Senior Night.

"He's Terrific. He Can hurt you in so many ways. He’s got such good instincts on finishing, getting his body into you. He just knows how to play. You add that all together, that’s why he’s maybe the best player in the country.” - LON KRUGER

Mason bids farewell to the OSU student section after contributing 27 points and 9 assists in the Jayhawks' 90-85 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Mason smiles as he is presented with the Big 12 Player of the Year trophy from Big 12 commission Bob Bowlsby prior to tipoff against TCU, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sprint Center.
Mason and the Kansas bench erupt after a late three by reserve guard Tyler Self with seconds remaining in the Jayhawks' 100-62 win over UC Davis on Friday, March 17, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“It’s crazy, you know, how small he is and the things he can do on the court that big guys can’t even do." - Devonte Graham

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) floats to the bucket against Michigan State forward Nick Ward (44) during the first half on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Mason puts up a three from the corner over Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) during the second half on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Mason with Jayhawk fans at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Mason III celebrates a Jayhawk run between Purdue guard Carsen Edwards (3), Purdue guard P.J. Thompson (11) during the first half, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Mason added 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort.
Mason puts up an off-balance three after being fouled by Oregon guard Payton Pritchard (3) during the first half on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Sprint Center.

“Frank Mason has had the best college season (of) anybody I’ve been around by far. The things that he has done, to be a point guard, to be totally unselfish, to play both ends, to lead, to be tough, to be an ironman, and (to help his) team experience success and gives (his) team its personality. It’s been an unbelievable year for Frank.” - Bill Self

Associated Press Deputy Director of Sports Products Barry Bedlan hands Kansas' Frank Mason III his AP Player of the Year trophy at a news conference Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Kansas senior Frank Mason III is interviewed by ESPN's Rece Davis live on ESPN2 shortly after winning the 2017 John R. Wooden national player of the year award. (AP PHOTO)
Frank Mason is pictured with NBA legend Julius Erving at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP PHOTO)

"It's such an honor to be the first Jayhawk ever to win this award.So many great players came through Kansas and just the tradition itself is something I'll always remember and it's really special." - Frank Mason

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