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Niagara transfer Antoine Mason receiving high-major interest

Antoine Mason,Jerian Grant

Niagara guard Antoine Mason drives the lane as Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 89-67 with Mason lead Niagara with 17 points and Grant scored 13 points. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)


Two of the top three scorers in college basketball this season were National Player of the Year Doug McDermott and ACC Player of the Year T.J. Warren.

Sandwiched in between the two projected first round picks was Niagara redshirt junior Antoine Mason. While McDermott and Warren are bound for the professional ranks, Mason, son of former NBA veteran Anthony Mason, is also on the move, announcing his transfer last Wednesday.

Mason, who will be eligible to play next season due to the graduate transfer rule, has quickly drawn interest from programs in the AAC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC.

“Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Providence, Auburn, Wake Forest, Maryland, Missouri, Texas A&M, and a few more have all reached out so far,” Mason told 247Sports late last week.

Anthony Mason spoke with Zach Braziller of the New York Post and said his son intends on taking multiple visits.

“We just want to go somewhere with a little bit more exposure, maybe play at a higher level,” Anthony Mason told the Post. “We have a lot to sit down and think about.”

Mason, the 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 25.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this past season for Niagara, which finished last in the MAAC a season after winning the regular season title.

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