A left-handed bat with outstanding power potential ... high school teammate of LSU outfielder Brennan Breaux at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., where they earned back-to-back Class 4A state championships ... Templet combines his power with an advanced feel at the plate and plus strike-zone judgement ... should contribute to the LSU lineup as a corner infielder and designated hitter.
Prior to LSU
A 2016 Perfect Game and Max Preps All-American; also named a Perfect Game All-American in 2015 ... the 2016 Louisiana Player of the Year and first-team All-State selection ... helped lead St. Thomas More to state championships in 2014 and 2015 ... hit. .455 in 2016 at St. Thomas More High with 40 runs, 27 RBI, nine homers and a .571 on-base percentage, striking out just 13 times in 119 plate appearances ... batted .442 in 2014 with 24 runs, 37 RBI, four doubles, one triple and three homers ... also played quarterback and free safety for the St. Thomas More football team.
Full name is Mason Omer Templet ... parents are Robert and Tonya Templet ... father is a salesman, mother is a teacher ... father played baseball at Northwestern (La.) State ... has two younger siblings, Ashlyn and Brooks ... chose to attend LSU to “earn a degree and play in front of the best fans in college baseball” ... majoring in business administration at LSU ... born June 12, 1998, in Shreveport, La.