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Baylor Picks up Commitment From Yale’s Makai Mason for 2018-2019 Season

The Bears gain a former opponent

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament- Baylor University vs Yale University Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Makai Mason of Yale will play for the Bears in the 2018-2019 season. That news was first reported by Andrew Slater of 247 and has since been confirmed by Ashley Hodge of SicEm365.

Mason missed the 2016-2017 season after suffering a season ending injury before Yale’s regular season began. Mason was able to redshirt last season. But In the Ivy League, a player only has four seasons to play four years, which means Mason has a year of eligibility left. He’ll play the 2017-2018 season at Yale, then he’ll head to Waco for his last year.

Many of us remember Mason from Yale’s upset over Baylor in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. He had 31 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the free throw line. He’ll be an excellent back-court option for a Baylor squad that will need to replace Manu Lecomte.

This is an different process, but one that worked out perfectly for the Bears. We’ve already seen what Mason can do. Now we’ll get to enjoy it.