Alston Mason, Sophomore point guard at Olathe West High School is one of the premiere point guards in the 2021 class.
A team with only one senior, Mason has accepted the role of leading the Owls to a 7-4 record.
“We play well versus good teams and beat them, but lose focus a lot against teams we shouldn’t lose to” says Mason when referring the youth of the team.
Mason has seen his share of face guarding and being singled out by defenses, acknowledging the difference between High School preps and AAU. During the summer Mason plays for Nike MoKan Elite, a premiere basketball grassroots program.
“Lonell (Lane), Stevie (Strong), Daylan (Jones), Jaylon (McDaniel), and Danair (Dempsey)” Mason said highlighting some of the teammates he plays with for MoKan.
With no official offers, Mason says he has heard from SMU, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona State, and U of Denver.
When asked about his goals for the upcoming AAU season, Mason was direct, “I want to prove I’m one of the best point guards in the country, plain and simple”