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    Lesslee Mason

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School:
    Princeton HS

    Last College:
    Ohio State

    Position:
    F

    Experience:
    1L

    Lesslee Mason

    Game Highs
    Points 20, 2x Southern Miss (1/13/11)
    FG 8 at Texas A&M-CC (12/28/09)
    FGA 15, 2x vs Tulane (3/11/11)
    3FG 1, 2x at SMU (1/9/11)
    3FGA 2 vs. Marist (12/20/10)
    FT 13 vs. UTEP (3/10/11)
    FTA 14 vs. UTEP (3/10/11)
    Rebounds 15, 2x vs. UTEP (2/13/11)
    Assists 5 at Louisiana Tech (11/23/10)
    Steals 6 vs. Tulsa (1/6/11)
    Blocks 5, 3x vs. Tulsa (1/6/11)
    Minutes Played 38 at Texas A&M-CC (12/28/09)

    CAREER HONORS
    Conference USA Player of the Week (2011)

    CAREER NOTES
    Mason started in 62 of the 63 career games at Houston after spending her first two seasons at Ohio State... averaged 9.7 points and 9.0 rebounds at Houston... ranks third in Houston history in career rebounding average (9.0), sixth in blocked shots average (1.5), seventh in blocked shots (93) and 10th in offensive rebounds (231)... scored in double digits in 28 contests and registered 16-career double-doubles, which ranks 10th in program history... posted 612 points and 570 total rebounds in only two seasons as a Cougar.

    2010-11 (SENIOR)
    Started all 32 games for the Cougars... averaged 11.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game... ranked first in C-USA in offensive rebounds (124), fourth in rebounds per game and blocks per game (1.7) and seventh in steals per game (2.1)... shot 40 percent (121-of-306) from the field and a career-best 67 percent (115-of-173) from the free-throw line... free-throw percentage was 20 points higher than previous best... shot 80 percent (58-of-73) from the foul line over the season's final 14 games... posted 10 double-doubles, including three-straight to end the season... tallied double-double in Houston's season-opening win over UT Arlington with 12 points and 11 rebounds in only 20 minutes... was very productive at Louisiana Tech, posting 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 34 minutes... registered 11 points and10 boards at Oral Roberts... swatted four shots while going 7-of-8 at the free-throw line against the Golden Eagles... led the Cougar defense at TCU, pulling down 10 boards to go with five blocks and four steals... posted nine points and 10 rebounds in Houston's win over No. 21 Nebraska... poured on17 points, 13 boards, five steals and three blocks at Houston Baptist... dominated the Jan. 6 contest against Tulsa, posting nine points, 11 boards, six steals and five blocks... registered fourth double-double of the season and 10th of her career with 16 points and 13 boards at SMU... tied a career high with 20 points to go with eight boards against Southern Miss on Jan. 13... named C-USA Player of the Week for first time in career on Jan. 31 after averaging 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in come-from-behind victories over UCF and SMU... Notched double-double with 14 points and a season-high 14 rebounds at UCF... posted late-game heroics against SMU, stealing the inbounds pass with 12.0 seconds remaining and dishing to Brittany Mason, who converted both free-throws to give Houston the go-ahead lead... tallied 12 points and 11 boards in only 23 minutes against East Carolina... posted second-consecutive double-double and seventh of season with 18 points and 10 boards at Tulsa on Feb. 17... recorded double-doubles in both C-USA Championship games against UTEP and Tulane... led Cougars with averages of 17.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in El Paso... set new career-best with 13 free-throws on 14 attempts in opening round win over UTEP... posted third-straight double-double in NCAA Tournament First Round contest against West Virginia with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

    2009-10 (JUNIOR)
    After sitting out the 2008-09 following her transfer to Houston, Mason started 30 games and played in one other as a reserve for the Cougars... Averaged 8.2 points and 9.0 rebounds for the season... Collected six double-doubles... Shot .440 from the field (96-of-218) and .462 (61-of-132) from the free throw line... Contributed a team-high 40 blocks to go along with 35 steals and 34 assists... During her debut in a Cougar uniform, pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with eight points against Gardner-Webb (11/13/09)... Contributed two points and seven rebounds against UT-Arlington (11/17/09)... Grabbed nine rebounds to go along with six points and two steals against Oregon State (11/19/09)... Set a then-season high with 11 rebounds at LSU (11/21/09)... Also scored nine points with an assist and a block... Tallied the first double-double of her career with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Miami (11/24/09)... Pulled down four rebounds and added a blocked shot against Delaware (11/27/09)... Entered the Texas State game (11/28/09) as a reserve and tallied a career-high 13 rebounds to go along with six points, two assists and two steals... Collected her second career double-double, scoring 10 points with a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over North Texas (12/5/09)... Added two assists, a block and a steal against the Mean Green... Went 4-of-8 from the field to chip in eight points with six rebounds, an assist and a block at UTSA (12/7/09)... Narrowly missed a double-double against Princeton (12/20/09), scoring nine points with a team-high 14 rebounds... Also blocked two shots, had an assist and a steal against the Tigers... Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds against Kansas (12/22/09)... Enjoyed her best game in a UH uniform at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/28/09), scoring a career-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with team-high 13 rebounds... Added two assists and two blocked shots...Scored eight points with a team-high eight rebounds against TCU (12/31/09)... Finished with three assists, three blocks and three steals against Tulane (1/8/10)...Picked up 12 rebounds against UTEP and three steals (1/10/10)... Tallied her fourth double-double of the year against ECU (1/15/10), finishing with 11 points and 13 boards... Produced 14 points and nine rebounds against Marshall (1/17/10)... Contributed eight points and eight rebounds at UAB (1/24/10)... Collected 10 boards and three blocks in 32 minutes against Tulsa (1/28/10)... Pulled down nine rebounds with five points against SMU (1/30/10)... Recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds against Rice (2/4/10)... Enjoyed a solid outing against Memphis (2/7/10), narrowly missing out on a double-double by recording 15 points and nine rebounds, also set career-highs in free-throws made, assists, blocks and steals... Scored five points with eight rebounds and three assists at Tulsa (2/12/10)...Tied career-high with four steals at SMU (2/14/10)... Grabbed seven rebounds with five points at UCF (2/20/10)... Contributed 17 points and seven rebounds vs. UTEP (2/25/10)... Narrowly missed a double-double against Tulane (2/27/10), finishing with 10 points and nine boards... Sat out against Rice (3/4/10) with an illness... Collected nine points and eight rebounds against UTEP (3/9/10)... Recorded a double-double against UAB accumulating 15 points and 12 rebounds against UAB (3/10/10)... Scored three points and grabbed one rebound against Texas Tech in the WNIT opening round (3/18/10).

    2007-08
    Sat out after transferring to Houston from Ohio State.

    2007-08 (SOPHOMORE - OHIO STATE)
    Played in 30 games off the bench... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in an averaged of eight minutes per game... Shot 48 percent from the field... Tied a career high with six points in 13 minutes off the bench in the win over Northwestern (3/2/08)... Played a career-high 16 minutes off the bench at Northwestern (1/13/08)... Recorded four points, five boards and a career-high three assists in the victory... Tied a career-best six points in the win at Washington (12/16/07)... Scored five points in the win over Colgate in the Buckeye Classic (11/24/07)... Also grabbed a career-high six rebounds in that game... Had five points in the wins over Ole Miss (12/2/08) and against YSU (12/19/07)... came off the bench to grab four rebounds in only six minutes in the win over Purdue (2/18/08).

    2007-08 (FRESHMAN - OHIO STATE)
    Played in eight games in 2006 ... averaged 5.1 minutes per contest and 2.3 points ... dished seven assists in eight games vs. just a pair of turnovers ... went 7-of-14 (.500) from the floor.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Rated as high as No. 4 power forward in the country by All-Star Girls Report and Blue Star Index... Rated seventh-best player in the nation by USA Today... Honorable mention selection by Street and Smith... All-conference selection in each of sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Averaged 16.9 points and 7.0 rebounds in senior season... Led Cincinnati Princeton to the Great Midwestern Conference title and a Ohio High School Athletics Association district championship in 2006... First Team All-Ohio selection in junior and senior seasons... As a junior, led Cincinnati Winton Woods to a second-consecutive league title (FAVC) and the OHSAA D-I district finals... Junior season averaged 20.1 points and more than 11 rebounds a game... Landed consecutive all-league accolades at Winton Woods... 2005 District 16 Player of the Year... Invited to 2005 USA Basketball Women's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo. as part of the White Team that went 2-3 and earned the silver medal... Posted 15.0 points and 11.0 boards a game as a sophomore... Gained All-City honors and third-team All-Ohio selection... Single season school record holder for points and rebounds... Set school record with 30-point game in 2005... Also excelled in soccer and track and field.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Tina Mason, William Cox and former NBA All-Star Mark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks 1982-89, Detroit 1989-1993, Los Angeles Clippers 1994)... Siblings include sisters Jayne Cox, Joi Cox, Alana Aguirre, Angelei Aguirre, Makayla Aguirre and Maschera Aguirre and brother William Cox.

    MASON'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Season GP-GS Min.-Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3P-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb. Avg. PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts. Avg.
    2006-07 8-0 41-5.1 7-14 .500 0-0 .000 4-13 .308 12 1.5 3-0 7 2 0 1 18 2.3
    2007-08 30-0 240-8.0 23-47 .489 0-0 .000 8-22 .364 56 1.9 23-0 19 17 3 8 54 1.8
    2009-10 31-30 864-27.9 96-218 .440 1-5 .200 61-132 .462 278 9.0 75-1 34 56 40 35 254 8.2
    2010-11 32-32 961-30.0 121-306 .395 1-8 .125 115-173 .665 292 9.1 90-2 49 62 53 68 358 11.2
    TOTALS 101-62 2106-20.9 247-585 .422 2-13 .154 188-340 .553 638 6.3 191-3 109 137 96 112 684 6.8

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