The speedy, 5-11 combo guard seems to be a good fit for new coach Richard Pitino's uptempo system. Kansas State and Virginia were also in consideration for the Georgia native.
“I felt very comfortable with the coaches and the style of play fit me,” Mason told SNY.tv. “The academics are great. The coach is young with a chip on his shoulder. He’s gonna push me to be great. I thought that was the best fit for me.”
Mason joins Seattle power forward Josh Martin in the Gophers' 2014 class. Martin tweeted the following soon after Mason announced:
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
The 22-year-old former starter at Minnesota looks to redeem himself, more than two years after he was involved in a nightclub fight that left a former Minnesota State-Mankato player with a serious brain injury