RECRUITING: Former NBA star's son to visit Norman

Memphis, Tenn. small forward Anthony Mason update.


If the name Anthony Mason sounds familiar it should, because Anthony's dad by the same name was a great player for the New York Knicks in the NBA. Just how much the younger Mason plays like his dad remains to be seen.

"I don't play like my dad at all. He was mostly a post player and I play on the perimeter at either the one, two or three guard," said Mason. "I am a very versatile player that can do a lot of things. I can hit the outside jumpers or go to the goal. I would rather get my points in transition, but I can get the offense going in the half court game as well."

A year ago, Mason averaged 15 points and eight rebounds a game in his first year of varsity of action. Mason missed his sophomore season due to a knee injury. This summer, Mason did very well playing at the Adidas Camp, the NBA camp and in AAU ball for the Memphis Bulldogs where he averaged 18 points.

Mason has already taken one official visit to Washington State and he has visits set with Oklahoma (9-17), St. Johns (10-1), Miami (10-8) and UAB (10-16).

"I don't have any favorites at this time and I am still open, but I want to sign early and get it over with. Going into my visit at Oklahoma I am equal with all of them, but after this visit I might have a better look for them."

"Academics are very important for me," said Mason. "Then opportunity to play and the coaching staff are the three things that I am most interested in."

Oklahoma has offered and he is high on their board.

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