Mason Plans to Transfer to Auburn

High-scoring guard Antoine Mason plans to transfer to play for the Auburn Tigers as Bruce Pearl's team makes major changes to the roster.

Auburn, Ala.--A high-scoring guard, who will be eligible to play for Coach Bruce Pearl's basketball team for the 2014-15 season, told Inside the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday that he plans to play for the Auburn Tigers.

Antoine Mason, who averaged 26.5 points per game last season for Niagara Univesity, rated his official visit to Auburn a perfect 10 last weekend and committed to the Tigers four days later.

He is the son of former NBA player Anthony Mason, who was a teammate of Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, who has been recruiting the guard for the Tigers.

Antoine Mason was a standout the past three seasons at Niagara.

Mason said he also considered Providence, where he visited this week, along with Memphis and Cincinnati.

"I love the campus and the facilities at Auburn," he said. "I want to play for a team that needs me and will help me get to the next level."

He also noted that he is looking forward to having Person as one of his coaches. "My father told me he was a great shooter," the prospect said. "That is why they called him 'The Rifleman.' I am looking to become a better shooter and I think he will be able to help me with that."

K.C. Ross-Miller

Auburn's roster is expected to have a very different look this coming season with transfers a major part of that. K.C. Ross-Miller, a 6-1 point guard, is making the move from New Mexico State and is expected to be eligible to play as a senior for the 2014-15 season.

Kareem Canty is a point guard from Marshall University, who originally committed to Auburn, switched to South Florida and switched back to Auburn. He will have to redshirt for the coming season and will have two years of eligibility starting with the 2015-16 season.

Kareem Canty

Since Pearl arrived the Tigers signed high school forward T.J. Lang from McGill-Toolen in Mobile and picked up a commitment from Cinmeon Bowers from Chipola Junior College in Florida. Bowers, a 6-6, 260 power forward, is currently finishing his juco academic work before he transfers to Auburn for the 2014-15 season. He will be a junior in eligibility.

In the early period last November the previous coaching staff, led by Tony Barbee who was fired after the season, signed forward Jack Purchase from Australia. Purchase has enrolled at Auburn and the other November signee, forward Sam Logwood from La Lumiere School in Indiana, has not arrived on campus.


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