Jimmies' Mason Walters is named NAIA First Team All-American

The junior became the first player in program history to score 700 points in a season, finishing with 751.

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University of Jamestown's Mason Walters makes a drive to the basket against Dakota Wesleyan on Feb. 26, 2022 at Harold Newman Arena.
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The NAIA All-American teams have been announced and for the second year in a row, the University of Jamestown’s Mason Walters has been named to the first team. Walters helped lead his team to a 26-10 record and a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

This season, Walters was second in the country for points per game with 24.2, and was sixth in the nation for rebounds per game with 11.5, was fourth in total rebounds with 356 and fifth in defensive rebounds with 266.

Walters also continued to etch his name into the Jimmies record books by moving into second for most points in a career, with 1,758, 18 points behind Brequan Tucker’s 1,776. The junior also recorded a program record 751 points this season, the most in a single season all time, and became the career rebounding leader with 918. His 751-point output is the first time in program history that a player has reached the 700-point plateau. He also moved into second for most rebounds in a single season with 356, just behind his 2020-21 output of 361.

Walters is the first player in program history to be named an NAIA All-American in consecutive seasons and the first to land on the first team twice in a Jimmies career. He is the third player in program history to be named to the first team after Travis Burley in the 2011-12 season and Brandon Wilkens in the 2003-04 season.

Read more on Walters' selection in Saturday's Jamestown Sun.

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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