Mason-Griffin Set To See Campuses

Texan Tommy Mason-Griffin will see a pair of programs in the near future. The senior to be embarks on a pair of trips that will take him to Big 12 and C-USA country.

Tommy Mason-Griffin, a member of the Class of 2009, has already been around the block a few times. "Louis Williams is probably the best guard I've ever played against," T.M.G. told Williams was a senior in 2005.

It seems like the point guard (who will attend Oak Hill) has been around forever. "I left my age group (early) and started playing up," Mason-Griffin said. "I've been playing against the 17s since I was 13."

This spring, Mason-Griffin seemingly re-invented himself as a leader and became a handful on the circuit with the Houston Hoops. He led his team to the championship of the Cactus Classic. In turn he became's No. 5 point guard and 34th-ranked prospect overall.

The one-time LSU pledge is now on everyone's radar. The Texan holds offers from Oklahoma, Memphis, Texas, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas A&M. On Thursday, he'll be in Norman to visit with the Sooners. Mason-Griffin values his relationship with Jeff Capel. "He'll let me play through my mistakes."

On June 12, Mason-Griffin heads south to Memphis for a visit.

All this movement begs the question: is he gearing up for a decision?

"I haven't been to any colleges since last year when I went up to LSU.

"The earliest I could see myself doing anything is when school starts back. I want to take my time and when the season starts back I want to check out the coaches and the style of play and things like that."

In short, Mason-Griffin says he's taking his good old-fashioned time. Since the point guard group is thin, T.M.G. can afford to take his time but will he feel the pressure from the colleges? His slowed down approach to committing may force schools to move on others. Mason-Griffin isn't worried.

"It does but I tell them that I want to be right so they should bear with me."

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