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Minneapolis’ Mason Scott – Athlete Spotlight Presented By American Family Insurance, Scott Ausherman

By Hayden Swope

Mason Scott, a basketball athlete from Minneapolis, was chosen as the American Family Athlete of the Month. 

“It’s very humbling to know that I got chosen to be in the magazine and a true blessing coming from a small town,” Scott said. 

Scott spent the offseason in the weight room and the gym working on his skills on offense and defense. 

“I have been preparing for this upcoming season by just going to the gym as much as possible,” Scott said. “The one weakness I really focused on was my ball handling because my role has changed since last year where I was more of a shooter and a defender but now my role has expanded to a much larger role that I am excited for.”

With the postseason on his mind, Scott’s biggest goal this year has been to help lead his team to a championship game. 

“Some goals I want to focus on are being confident in my abilities to play basketball, a postseason goal to go farther than last year, and an area of improvement that would be leading my team,” Scott said. “Being a senior I have the opportunity to lead a really good group of younger guys because with there being only three to four seniors, we all have to teach the younger guys how high school basketball is.”

Between basketball, track and field, cross country, marching band, and pep band, over the past four years, Scott has had many memorable moments. 

“Playing with a bunch of talent throughout the years and competing with and against my friends has been my favorite memory,” Scott said. 

While undecided where, Scott plans to continue his athletic and academic career in college. 

“My future plans include going to play college basketball,” Scott said. “I have yet to decide what college I am going to but plan on majoring in sports management.”

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