Having spent months at IMG Academy during the offseason to recover from an injured shoulder, Anthony Mason Jr. didn't take long to show the basketball world how much he has improved.
Mason Jr. was named NBA Development League Player of the Week yesterday after averaging 21 points and seven rebounds a game last week for Sioux Falls.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2011 - Anthony Mason Jr. of the Sioux Falls Skyforce was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Dec 19-25.
For the week, the 6-7, 205-pound forward out of St. John's averaged 21.0 points on 51 percent shooting, to go with 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists, as the Skyforce went 2-1.
Mason Jr. registered his first double-double of the season, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Skyforce defeated Springfield, 103-99 on Sunday, Dec. 25, the team's third game in four nights. Mason tallied 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a 104-95 loss to Canton on Friday, Dec. 23. He opened the week with 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting in a 100-96 win over Fort Wayne on Thursday, Dec. 22. For the season, Mason Jr. is averaging 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists.