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Posted On: 01/8/19 7:30 AM
The 2021 class has some major talent. Some of the biggest names in Washington high school basketball stem from the 2021 class. Some could look at this class and be blown away by the number of big men within the class. As there are five players 6’9 or taller in the top 40 and three in the top 10. Coaches could look at this class and be enamored at the size and potential of the 2021 prospects.
Even though the bigs are hard to ignore, there are a plethora of guards who will make great college players. One guard who has been making major noise out of Cashmere, in Central Washington is Mason Landdeck.
At first glance, Mason may not look like your typical high level ball player. I would recommend just sit through the first 2 minutes of a game and you will see the skillset on display.
Mason is averaging 31.4 ppg this season, including games where he scored 47 and 48 twice. Landdeck is a marksman from distance and can shoot off the bounce or off the catch. y. He often pulls from beyond NBA range wit relative ease and he knocks them down at a solid rate.
While his numbers show that he is one of the states most lethal scorers, he always has a team first mentality. Aside from his scoring, Mason does a great job keeping all his teammates involved in the up-tempo pace of play of the Bulldogs.
Cashmere is currently 10-2 and on their way to possibly winning a league title, this may seem like déjà vu for the sophomore point guard.
Prior to becoming a Bulldog, Landdeck was part of last years Kittias state championship team who won their second straight title. On his way to winning a championship in his freshmen year, Landdeck averaged just under 13 points and made 1stteam all league. Having played with Gonzaga commit Brock Ravet, even just for a season is a great experience for such a young player.
“Had a great time winning state and and learning from Brock (Ravet).” Said Mason reflecting on his time at Kittias. “My role has changed. We had a great player on that team last year and this year I have to do more for us to win”
With his new team, Mason has stepped into his new role with no hiccup. Mason is a scrappy competitor who hates to lose. He only has 3 career high school loses, 2 which have come this season. Since adding Landdeck, Cashmere is 11-2 almost matching their win total from a year ago (14-9)
As of right now Landdeck is top 3 in all of Washington, and is only a sophomore. His development will be keep down the road. He has interest from Portland, Portland State, San Francisco, Boise State and Eastern Washington. He will need to get stronger and continue his winning ways as a young leader as the Bulldogs will rely on him to lead them in the postseason.