July 17, 2012

Men's Hoops signee D.J. Mason nets double-double in East-West All-Star Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Incoming freshman D.J. Mason from West Bladen High School scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in Monday's North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Mason, who signed with the Camels last November, hit all 4 of his free throws and grabbed 5 offensive boards, 9 on the defensive end, over 24 minutes of action in the 107-97 loss to the West All-Stars.

Shawn Lester led five West All-Stars in double figures with 20 points.  Denzel Ingram scored a game-high 23 to top five East All-Stars in double digits.

"D.J. is a very active player," said Campbell head coach Robbie Laing.  "He gets his hands on a lot of balls.  He is very effective in traffic and has shown the ability to step out and make a three.  He has a high ceiling for improvement.  He is working hard on his skill refinement this summer.  If he is focused, he could have an immediate impact on our program."

D.J. Mason / 6-6, 210 / Forward / Clarkton, N.C. / West Bladen High School
2011-12:  Selected to participate North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game… Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds for Waccamaw Conference champions…  2010-11: Named second-team all-state as a junior when he was selected Waccamaw Conference player of the year… Averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds per outing… Career: Coached by Travis Pait at West Bladen… Coached by Nathan Faulk on the Wilmington-based Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics AAU squad…Also participated in track & field as a senior… N.C. Scholar, Principle's List… A-B Honor Roll all four years… Full name is DeAndre' Javon Mason… Son of Denise Mason and Ponce Jones… Has one sister, Takayla… Born Feb. 11, 1994 in Whiteville, N.C.