The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Mason Tomlin, Shady Side Academy

Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 9:33 AM

Mason Tomlin, a senior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has helped keep the Indians in the section race. The 5-foot-8 point guard is averaging 15 points a game. He also plays on the football team and this spring he will give lacrosse a shot after running track the last two years. He will be attending Columbia and majoring in economics before enrolling in business school. He will also continue to play football.

Here’s a closer look at this week’s Herald Spotlight Athlete:

Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

Any Kardashian

What is your favorite class in school?


What is your favorite TV show?

I really don’t watch much television.

Name three famous people you would like to have dinner with?

Kendrick Lamar, Barack Obama and Kanye West

What junk food do you have a weakness for?

Flavor Blasted Goldfish

What was your favorite Christmas present this year?


Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?


What kind of music do you like to listen to?

I listen to everything, but I like rap and rhythm and blues.

What three items have to be in your refrigerator?

Just orange juice. That’s all I need.

Approximately how many text messages do you send and receive in a day?

Probably around 100

What three words would describe you?

Hard-working, thoughtful and driven

In basketball, what’s the strongest part of your game?

My dribbling

Is there a food you refuse to eat?


What would make up your favorite all-time meal?

All I need is my mom’s poppyseed chicken.

People would be surprised to know that you …

… are a producer. I produce sound tracks for rap artists.


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