Masin Shearer goes airborne as he shoots a basket in District Semifinal action against Baxter at Pleasantville High School on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Masin poured in 39-points in the game and reached the 1,000-point scoring plateau. He finished his prep career at Montezuma with 1,036-points and is the 13th player in school history to reach 1,000-points.
By J.O. Parker
Masin Shearer, a senior on the Montezuma Braves Basketball team, has reached the 1,000-point elite scoring club while closing out his prep career.
The milestone came during the 82-69 loss to Baxter in District Semifinal action on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Pleasantville High School.
Masin scored 39 points in the game and finished his prep basketball career at Montezuma with 1,036 points.
The milestone has landed Masin among that elite basketball scorers at Montezuma.
“Masin is a great kid,” said Braves Coach, Derrick Dengler. “He's now 11th all time on the career scoring list for Montezuma and the 13th player all time to hit 1,000 points. It's a tremendous career accomplishment and highlights how talented and hardworking of a player he is.”
“It is a very cool accomplishment to get but wasn’t something that I was actively going for,” said Masin. “I was more focused on making the right play and winning games to continue the journey with my coaches and teammates.”
“I’m incredibly proud of Masin and all he’s accomplished,” said his brother, Trey, who plays for the Truman State Bulldogs. “He has really grown into quite a leader these last couple seasons, and it was fun to sit on the sideline and watch him do it. I’m grateful that he and I were able to share the floor together for two seasons. They will always be my favorite couple seasons of basketball.”
Following graduation in May, Masin plans to attend Marshalltown Community College where he will attend lineman school.
Masin holds the 1,000-point banner after the District Semifinal game against Baxter at Pleasantville High School. Masin finished his prep career with 1,036 points. Submitted photo.
Masin, right, hugs his brother, Trey, after the Montezuma Braves celebrate the school’s first Class 1A State Championship in 31 years on March 12, 2021 at Wells Fargo Arena after defeating North Linn, 44-41. Masin and Trey played together for two years at Montezuma.