Future Bronco Floor General, Mason Sawyer

The relationship between the point guard and head coach might be the most important of any relationship in the game of basketball, and it is also one of the main reasons why West Jordan (Utah) senior Mason Sawyer signed with Boise State...

Mason Sawyer, a 5-foot-11 future Boise State floor general said he made a connection with Bronco head coach Greg Graham during the recruiting process. Ever since the summer, Sawyer said he has been building a stronger relationship with his future head coach.

"I think the point guard is like another coach on the court so it's important to have a good relationship with your head coach," Sawyer said. "It makes the team go a lot better. Everything goes a lot smoother when you have that kind of relationship."

Smooth is a good way to describe Sawyer's recruitment to Boise State, too. The process was timely and efficient, Sawyer says. In the end, that helped win him over.

"Coach Graham called me in the summer and then when I knew he was serious was when he came to the house visit. When I went up there for my recruiting trip at Boise State, I liked it a lot up there," Sawyer said. "I really liked it. It wasn't really what I was expecting. I liked the atmosphere there. I really enjoyed everything about it."

Sawyer said he likes the vision that Graham has for him and looks forward to jumping into action at Boise State in the fall.

"[Coach Graham] wants me to handle the ball and lead the team. He said he wants me to make good decisions with the ball and get it and go. He said he thinks I can be a shooter and a threat and that I can be a contributor," Sawyer said.

Production is something Sawyer is good at. He has his West Jordan team rolling. Averaging roughly 12 points and 5.5 assists per game, Sawyer and his teammates sit at 11-3 on the season.

Sawyer and his West Jordan teammates make up one of the top teams in the Salt Lake City area. The local hoop mavens have complimented his proficiency and unselfishness this season. Sawyer said he likes the direction his team is headed in, too.

"I think we are doing pretty good and I think I'm doing pretty well. I have some great teammates and I am just trying to get the ball to them. They are good players and they all know how to score," Sawyer said. "My job is getting them into position to do what they do best. Sometimes I just get them the ball and get out of the way."

Making the transition from high school to college should be seamless both on and off the court, Sawyer says.

"I think their style of play of getting up and down fits me really well," Graham said. "I like the coaches there. I like coach Graham. I think he's a really good coach. I just really like their program."

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