ASU basketball adds four-star son of former Sun Devil point guard


Missouri State point guard Alston Mason has transferred to the Arizona State basketball program.

The 6-2, 169-pound Mason is a four-star transfer (per 247Sports) from Missouri State. He has a total of three years of experience. He started his college basketball career with a season at Oklahoma before transferring to Missouri State for his final two years. Last season, Mason was named Third-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference.

Mason took home the honors after scoring 17.5 points per game this year, and was solid from beyond the three-point arc, shooting 35.3% from deep. From the field, he converted 42.3% of his field goal attempts. He comes to ASU with a career free throw percentage of 81.4.

Mason is ranked as the No. 32 point guard in the transfer portal.

Mason is the son of Alton Mason, a former Sun Devil point guard who started from the 1998-99 through 2000-01 seasons. Alton Mason averaged 1.7 steals per game during his career in the maroon and gold, and averaged 13.4 points per game in his final season.

Alston Mason, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is transferring to Arizona State at the right time, as the program just lost a starting point guard in Frankie Collins to new Big 12 Conference foe Texas Christian. Collins, a 2023-24 Pac-12 All-Defense selection, averaged 2.6 steals per game for the Sun Devils last season. Offensively, he shot 42.6% from the field.

Another ASU guard from last year, Jose Perez, also won’t be back. He left the team before the season ended. Perez not only shot 43.1% from the field, but was deadly from three and shot 40.5% from behind the three-point line. He scored 13.5 points per game.

Coach Bobby Hurley’s 2024 high school recruiting class is ranked 15th in the nation by 247Sports.