Natrona Heights, (Pa) – In 2004, Micah Mason was in fourth grade and his father, John, decided to make an investment for Micah’s basketball future. At that time, Micah was passionate about playing basketball, and his father was rebounding 300 shots a day for him to get adequate reps to improve. But, it was taking a tremendous amount of time and effort. At 9 years old, Micah Mason saw his first Gun from Shoot-A-Way, and his dad immediately found a way to purchase one for his son to use in their back yard.
When the Gun arrived, Micah doubled the amount of shots he was getting per day in the same amount of time! He was now getting 600-800 shots up every day in his back yard. Then, John was able to track the number of made shots in every single shooting session. John goes on to say, “Micah shot every single day throughout his high school career, rain or snow.
The summer of his eighth grade year, Micah shot 40,000 shots. He would shoot 500 to 1000 every day. We even had neighbor kids come over to use The Gun, and this went on to help produce great shooters in our school district.”
“If it wasn’t for The Gun, there is no way Micah would have gotten a Division 1 College scholarship. The Gun was the whole reason for his success.”
Micah Mason went on to score 2,272 points in high school. He made 346 3-point field goals in high school, breaking T.J. McConnell’s WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania’s Interscholastic Athletic League) record of 344. Micah went on to play Division 1 college basketball at Duquesne, starting 89 of 95 games in his 3 years there. He became the 6th best 3 pt. shooter in NCAA history shooting 46.3% (311-671). As a sophomore at Duquesne, he led the nation in 3 pt. FG% at 56%, and was the first player in Duquesne history to lead the nation in any statistical category. Micah accomplished many things throughout his high school and college career, but it was made possible through his tremendous work ethic, passion for the game of basketball, and utilizing great resources. As John Mason goes on to say, “If it wasn’t for The Gun, there is no way Micah would have gotten a Division 1 College scholarship. The Gun was the whole reason for his success.”
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