One of the elite young guard prospects in the state of Arizona, regardless of class, is Basha High School's gifted young 6-foot rising sophomore point guard prospect Mason Magee. After an impressive freshman high school season for himself, as he led his Basha team to an excellent season, Magee flourished this spring on the Nike EYBL circuit with his Vegas Elite 15U team - leading the team to an undefeated record and qualifying for the Nike Peach Jam in July during the NCAA Evaluation Period. Magee is maturing right before our eyes and college programs are already taking notice of the young stud guard prospect.
It is just a matter of time before Magee receives loads of Division-I offers for himself, but college programs need to get in line now for this talented guard prospect. Still a very young freshman prospect that should be entering his freshman season this fall, Magee has not waited any time proving his exceptional talent on the biggest stages. Magee was the Tournament Most Valuable Player of this past season's McClintock Holiday Shootout, after leading his Basha team to the tournament championship. His best effort has come as of late on the EYBL circuit while leading his Vegas Elite (NV) EYBL team. During the 3rd Session of the Nike EYBL circuit, Magee led his team to an undefeated record, while posting close to 18 points per/game, and ranking as one of the Top 10 overall performers in the event.
Magee is a rare find among young point guard prospects, as he is simply different. Magee is a unique guard prospect that is well advanced for his young years. He has been a top-rated prospect since he was much younger, and has always played against much older competition and dominated. As a freshman starter for Basha, Magee averaged 13.8 points and 3.2 assists per/game, while leading his team to an impressive 25-5 overall record on the season.
Currently, Magee has an offer from Northern Arizona University and Head Coach Shane Burcar and his staff, as the Northern Arizona staff has an excellent feel for this young man's capabilities - extending an offer to him as an 8th grader entering his freshman year. I look for many Division-I programs to follow suit, as he matures, and also after his performance this summer in the Nike Peach Jam, which will be filled with Division-I college coaches.
Magee is still growing a great deal physically, so it will be very interesting to see how much he continues to grow over time and how tall he becomes. He has a long wingspan and big hands, which suggests that he will grow a great deal. He is already a super athlete and is already dunking the basketball quite easily.
I will continue to follow Magee closely, as well as his college recruitment, as he continues to mature into a star in Arizona basketball.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Magee is a scoring point guard, that, over time, as he matures physically and grows over time, will be able to play both guard positions. He enjoys having the basketball in his hands, so he can make a play almost at will, for himself or a teammate. He enjoys setting up his teammates for scoring opportunities, but is an excellent scorer that is an excellent creator off the dribble and makes plays at a high level. An excellent finisher. Magee does not mind the physical contact, even for such a young performer. He gets into the lane quite easily and has a really strong mid-range game for a guard prospect. He has a nice shooting stroke with extended range on his shot. He makes shots from the stand-still position or while on the move, or while being defended or challenged on his shot. He is a strong defender also that plays passing lanes quite well, with very quick hands and feet. A lock-down defender over time, which is a very nice attribute for him. Also a very good rebounder for his size that competes hard and at a high level. Magee simply loves the game and it is his passion, and it shows in his consistent top performances. Magee also has extreme work ethic, which is his best overall attribute. His work ethic will be what maximizes his true potential as a player and as a prospect.