Yale’s Makai Mason will miss 2016-17 season with foot injury

Yale's Makai Mason, center, drives between Duke's Marshall Plumlee (40) and Grayson Allen (3) during the first half in the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Providence, R.I., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Yale's Makai Mason, center, drives between Duke's Marshall Plumlee (40) and Grayson Allen (3) during the first half in the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Providence, R.I., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(WTNH)–Yale point guard Makai Mason will miss the upcoming basketball season with a foot injury, News 8’s Erik Dobratz has learned.

The injury, which will require surgery, occurred in a scrimmage on Saturday.

This is a big loss for Yale, which won its first Ivy League title in 54 years last March and was gearing up for another run at the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs finished with a No. 23 ranking in the final USA Today Coaches’ Poll last season, and received six votes in this year’s preseason poll.

Mason led the team in scoring (16 ppg) and assists (3.8) last year. He poured in a career-high 31 in Yale’s first-round NCAA Tournament win over Baylor.

The 6-1 junior guard even declared for the NBA Draft this offseason, going through workouts and gauging interest from teams before withdrawing his name.

Yale head coach James Jones said senior Anthony Dallier (5 ppg, 1.3 apg) will take over point guard duties in Mason’s absence.

The Bulldogs open the season at Washington on November 13. They also travel to Virginia on November 20 and Pittsburgh on Nov. 22.

SportzEdge.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

2 thoughts on “Yale’s Makai Mason will miss 2016-17 season with foot injury

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s