Auburn basketball has had a busy couple of months when it comes to receiving transfers from other schools, but you can bet that head coach Bruce Pearl doesn't mind. The Tigers have landed another transfer and commitment, this time coming from one of the top players in the country last season. Antoine Mason, the guard who played three seasons at Niagara and was second in scoring last season in the nation (and the top returning scorer overall), has committed to Coach Pearl and the Tigers.
Mason is the son of former NBA star Anthony Mason and instantly bolsters an already grown squad full of transfers from other schools. Mason will most likely end up playing shooting guard for the Tigers, considering the recent transfers of point guards K.C. Ross-Miller and Kareem Canty. This is by far the biggest grab from Bruce Pearl, as securing a commitment from the No. 2 scorer in the country should have an immediate impact on the offensive side of things, considering Mason will be eligible to play right away.
Last season, Mason shot 44 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range, with 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The 6'3, 210-pound guard will have to find a way to mesh with all of the recent transfers, but there's almost no chance he doesn't start.
Mason was clearly excited about becoming a Tiger and took to Twitter to express it:
It's Official I Will Be Wearing Orange and Blue #14 at Auburn University #WarEagles #blessed #chiponmyshoulder— $onic Mr. May 24th (@Antoine_Mason) June 11, 2014