Arkansas junior Mason Jones declares for NBA Draft, signs with CAA

Arkansas junior Mason Jones declares for NBA Draft, signs with CAA
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) pulls up to shoot over Kentucky defenders Nick Richards (4) and Ashton Hagans (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods) (Source: Michael Woods)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Razorback All-American is thinking Association.

Arkansas junior Mason Jones announced March 27th that he would declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. Jones took a further step towards pro hoops Friday by signing with Creative Artists Agency. That move officially ends his eligibility with the Razorbacks.

Jones led the SEC in scoring in the 2019-2020 season. His 22.03 points per game average was good for 8th in the nation. Mason earned Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention honors last week. The AP also selected him as the SEC Co-Player of the Year. Jones is one of five finalists for the Jerry West Award, the accolade goes to the top shooting guard in college basketball.

Mason scored at least 30 points in 9 games this past season. He made Razorback history by recording three straight 30 point performances. Jones dropped 41 pts December 14th in a victory over Tulsa. He had 40 on February 4th in a loss to Auburn. One of his best highlights of the season came way back in November. Jones hit the game winning 3 as the Hogs beat Georgia Tech in overtime.

Mason is #70 on CBS Sports NBA Draft Rankings, #80 on ESPN. The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25th in Brooklyn.

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