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Jan. 16, 2017

BOSTON (MA) -- Kansas' Frank Mason III earns Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.

The 5-foot-11 senior helped the Jayhawks to a pair of wins last week. Last Tuesday he had 28 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals on the road at Oklahoma. On Saturday he finished with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists against Oklahoma State

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.

The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.


Week 10 (Jan. 16) Frank Mason III (Kansas)
Week 9 (Jan. 9) Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina)
Week 8 (Jan. 2) Dwayne Bacon (Florida State)
Week 7 (Dec. 26) Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)
Week 6 (Dec. 19) Kelan Martin (Butler)
Week 5 (Dec. 12) Josh Hart (Villanova)
Week 4 (Dec. 5) Isaac Hamilton (UCLA)
Week 3 (Nov. 28) Johnathan Motley (Baylor)
Week 2 (Nov. 21) Josh Hart (Villanova)
Week 1 (Nov. 14) James Blackmon, Jr. (Indiana)

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