Mason Allen, son of Greg and Julie Allen, is our Jet’s Pizza Male Athlete of the Week.
He is a senior at Page High School and a member of the boys basketball team. He plays the position of guard.
This season, he scored 25 points against Middle Tennessee Christian School and 21 against Franklin, winning the game.
Allen said that playing basketball was sort of inevitable, given that he grew up watching it religiously and attending Arizona games.
When asked what inspires him to train and compete he said that he is always keeping playing college basketball at the forefront of his mind.
One of his biggest role models and inspirations is pro basketball player Kobe Bryant.
“He is one of the best of all time and was always in the gym,” Allen said.
Randy Hatley, assistant principal at PHS, said of Allen, “Mason is one of the hardest workers and he has such a pure shot due to his countless hours practicing. He’s also a great student…”
After finishing at Page High, Allen plans to attend college and continue playing basketball there.