We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Mason Hagedorn of Cannon.
We’ve seen Hagedorn in every possible setting, including at our Phenom 150 Camp, where we stated, “Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between production and long-term upside, Mason Hagedorn. He’s a young, wiry post prospect with an unselfish mentality and the ability to be a useful face-up option offensively. Hagedorn plays with a high motor, runs the floor hard in transition, and does a nice job of making an impact as a rebounder. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to become a more physical player and, in turn, a better finisher through contact. Coach Potter on Hagedorn: “Mason has college basketball size but needs to work on his low-post moves and improving his strength. He works hard on the court but can develop his hands and ability to catch the ball. His jumper is pretty good. He hits midrange jumpers but can also continue to work on his consistency from that area, as that is where most of his jumpers come from.” Hagedorn displayed numerous flashes during his time at camp and could be a player worth monitoring throughout his continued progression.”
There should be a pretty obvious amount of appeal with a young, constantly developing prospect like Hagedorn. His move to Cannon will certainly provide the Cougars with some useful frontcourt depth, but it’ll also be interesting to see how his game blossoms with so many strong surrounding pieces. Hagedorn understands how to play hard in all facets of the game, showing a willingness to battle for rebounds, alter shots whenever possible, and finish or space the floor at an effective rate. He fills the lane effectively in transition and doesn’t look to force the action or do too much on either side of the ball. Hagedorn has already shown some enticing flashes, but it’ll also be quite exciting to monitor his progression going forward.