Posted On: 06/27/19 6:02 PM

Rising sophomore Mason Thomas is gearing up for varsity play at Royal Valley after putting together a strong summer playing up with the Kansas Hoggs 16U squad.

At 6’3, 163-pounds, Thomas is a long, rangy wing player whose defense often times stands out more than his offensive game. With his size and length, Thomas is able to defend multiple positions and alter shots.

Thomas says competing in the offseason has helped his game grow and prepare him for a bigger role this season. To that end, he says he is working on his game and adding new things.

“Playing in the prep hoop circuit for two years has helped me prepare for the varsity level at royal valley, coming in as a freshman,” he says. “In this offseason I've been working a lot on my shooting and scoring inside.”

A year ago, Royal Valley went 7-14 overall and Thomas says the team mixed in youngsters alongside a handful of seniors.

 

“We were a pretty young team, only having three seniors, and three freshman stepping up for the varsity level,” Thomas says. “This past season gave us a

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