Makai Mason to declare for NBA Draft

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated reported Monday Yale sophomore guard Makai Mason is declaring for the NBA Draft.

Under new NBA Draft rules, players can see where they are projected to be chosen and subsequently decide to return to school at their discretion.

“We want to take advantage of that new rule, show people beyond the Ivy League what he’s capable of,” Mason’s father Dan told Thamel.

Mason scored a career-high 31 points in No. 12 Yale’s 79–75 upset of No. 5 Baylor in the first round Thursday and went 2-for-12 from the floor in Yale’s 71-64 loss to No. 4 Duke Saturday.