When the word MVP comes up when talking about the Bucks, only one name comes to mind, Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, as of June 25th, Giannis isn’t the only MVP in the organization.
The NBA G-League recently announced their 2019-20 MVP and it was none other than the Herd’s own, Frank Mason III. He beat out guys like Johnathan Motley (Agua Caliente Clippers/Clippers), Josh Gray (Erie BayHawks/Pelicans), and Marial Shayok (Delaware Blue Coats/76ers) for the G-League’s top award.
According to basketball-reference.com, Mason played in 24 games for Wisconsin and averaged 25.3 points per game while shooting 50.2% from the field and 42.8% from three on almost 8 attempts per game. He also averaged a very solid 4.8 assists per game, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steals. Most importantly, the former Kansas star led the Herd to the best record in the G-League when they finished 33-10 and finished the season as the de facto champions.
This is exactly the type of positive momentum Frank Mason and the Bucks need moving forward. For Frank Mason, it adds credibility and confidence for a third year point guard who has bounced around throughout his career. He has finally found himself an identity. For the Bucks, with the playoffs coming up sooner than we realize, Mason gives them excellent energy and scoring off the bench. He’ll become a useful option down the stretch considering nobody knows how the rest of the season will go due to the pandemic. However, no matter what happens, whether Frank Mason III plays for Milwaukee in the playoffs, nobody can take away the fact that he’s an MVP.