New Mexico State men’s basketball welcomes the return of one of its own, as former Aggie Brandon Mason has been tabbed by NM State Head Coach Marvin Menzies the new Special Assistant to the Head Coach.
Mason has spent the last season as an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands after two seasons as the video administrator at New Mexico.
“I’m so excited to be able to return to the Aggies,” said Mason. “This is a dream come true. I’ve been waiting on the opportunity to work with Coach Menzies and his staff, and to work with such a great program with a strong winning tradition.”
Mason played for the Aggies from 1999 to 2003, averaging 9.1 points and 3.2 rebounds for his career. He is part of the NM State 1,000-Point Club, scoring 1,051 points in his four seasons with the Aggies. He was also twice named the team’s defensive player of the year.
Mason still ranks in the Aggie career top 10 with 123 steals (eighth) and 302 assists (ninth).
Mason went on to play professionally in both the US and overseas, most recently in Lebanon for Byblos Sporting Club. He also helped the Albuquerque Thunderbirds win the 2006 NBDL (D-League) Championship and played for the Gallup Talons of the ABA.
“We’re very excited to add a former Aggie to our staff,” said Menzies. “Brandon will be able to help us in several aspects of the program. His experience as a player here, as a pro player and his experience coaching in Division I and II will have an immediate impact on our current roster of young players.”
“We have a great relationship with Brandon and the chemistry of our coaching staff should be flawless.”
Mason earned his degree in individualized studies in 2009 from NM State, with a minor in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
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