Trey Mason, the son of former University of Arizona guard and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/music producer Harvey Mason Jr., will join the Wildcats next season as a recruited walk-on.
Trey Mason announced his decision via Twitter on Monday morning, adding he received a leadership academic scholarship.
Mason, 6-2, averaged 15.5 points and 1.3 assists for Los Angeles Loyola High, playing in the same backcourt as point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, who has committed to Arizona in the Class of 2014.
(Jacob Hazzard, a walk-on freshman guard, also played at Loyola.)
Trey Mason is noted for his 3-point shooting skills, hitting 79 of 186 attempts (42.5 percent) last season, according to MaxPreps.com.
Harvey Mason played at Arizona from 1986 to 1990, writing the “Wild About the Cats” song that was popular in Tucson during the team’s 1988 Final Four run. Mason’s music skills greatly advanced from there.
This might make you feel old: Trey Mason is one of three sons of players from the 1988 Final Four who will play college basketball. Nick Kerr (son of Steve) is at the University of San Diego). Kameron Rooks (son of Sean) signed to play at Cal.
Related from the Los Angeles Times: Trey Mason’s father figures mightily in his success at Loyola
Proud to announce my commitment to Arizona BKB as a recruited walk on and receipt of leadership scholarship for academics. #beardown
— Trey Mason (@TreyBall3) May 20, 2013
Proud to announce my son, all CIF SG has committed to Arizona as a recruited walk on and received a leadership scholarship for academics.
— Harvey Mason, Jr. (@HarveyMasonjr) May 20, 2013