Redshirt-freshman, Mason, earns PSAC West Freshman of Week honors for fifth time

By Tyler Trumbauer
Sports Editor/Spectator

Edinboro men’s basketball made its name known this weekend after upsetting nationally-ranked Indiana (Pa.) in overtime.

Someone who already is a household name?

Jaymon Mason. The redshirt-freshman was named the PSAC Western Division Freshman of the Week on Monday. This is the fifth time this season Mason has received the honor.

The General McLane product averaged 20.5 points per game, eight rebounds and four assists in the Scots’ two games this past week.

Boro went 1-1 in those contests, losing to Slippery Rock 75-64 on Feb. 11 and defeating Indiana (Pa.), 79-77, in overtime, on Saturday.

In the loss to SRU, Mason scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds while dropping a team-high 24 markers, a career-high nine rebounds and tying a career-high with six assists in the upset victory over the Crimson Hawks.

The Edinboro native has reached double-figures in scoring in 20 of Edinboro’s 24 contests this season, which includes a steak of six consecutive games and in ten of the last 11 games.

Mason ranks second on the team in scoring, behind Henri Wade-Chatman, who is second in the PSAC in scoring. He also ranks 13th in the conference in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game as of Feb. 17. He sits sixth in the PSAC in free throw percentage, boasting a 85.8 percentage from the foul line this season.

Mason drained two critical free throws with 3.5 seconds left in regulation of Saturday’s contest to give Edinboro a three-point lead before Indiana (Pa.)’s Jeremy Jeffers buzzer beating three-pointer tied the game.

Tyler Trumbauer is the sports editor for the Spectator. He can be reached by sports.specator@gmail.com
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