Bowling Green (KY) wing Isaiah Mason has plenty of reason to be excited about his upcoming season and beyond.
Mason added his first offer from Northern Kentucky this summer while playing with Manimal Elite (KY) on the Adidas Circuit and has since then added more.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Morehead State also offered him a scholarship, while many other programs have started to show interest. Western Kentucky, Miami (OH), Toledo, Vanderbilt, Stetson, Middle Tennessee State, Evansville, Belmont, Western Carolina, Bellarmine, IUPUI and Dayton are showing interest.
He has already visited Northern Kentucky, and also recently took a trip to Morehead State. It was a good unofficial visit that he liked.
“They made me feel like I was welcomed,” Mason explained. “They showed me all the aspects of what it’s like to be a player for them, how much effort, time and attention they spend on things, how everything is for you to compete but at the end of the day still be together as one.”
SIUE and Vanderbilt are two more programs that should be expecting a visit from the 6-4 wing that has seen a steady uptick in his recruitment. Playing for Manimal Elite on the Adidas Gold circuit could be a big reason why, but it could also be the fact that he has an improving game.
“I think I have leadership. Pushing the team, wanting to compete everyday and lead by example,” he said. “I think I see things before they happen and am able to call them out. I put my teammates in positions to score. I’m all about getting my teammates involved because I feel like you can’t do it alone, so team chemistry and having everyone involved is a big thing to have.”
Mason’s recruitment has started to really pick up as of late and he’s listening to everyone right now. He has this upcoming season and another year on the AAU circuit to get prepared for so that he can get as many opportunities as possible. An early decision isn’t something he plans on.
“Right now I’m just enjoying the ride,” he explained. “I’m only a junior so I still got this high school season. So right now I’m just visiting and enjoying it with family but I am seeing where I would best fit and things like that.”