Antoine Mason

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Antoine Mason
Antoine Mason.jpg
Mason shooting for Auburn
No. 14 – Fujian Lightning
PositionGuard
LeagueNBL
Personal information
Born (1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 26)
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolNew Rochelle
(New Rochelle, New York)
College
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Apollon Limassol
2016–2018Halifax Hurricanes
2018–presentFujian Lightning
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-MAAC (2013, 2014)
  • MAAC All-Rookie team (2012)

Antoine Mason (born May 24, 1992) is an American basketball player, currently playing for the Fujian Lightning of the Chinese National Basketball League (NBL). He spent his first three years of college eligibility at Niagara University. He then transferred to Auburn University. Mason went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft and subsequently signed with Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.

Early life[edit]

Mason was born in Queens, New York, in 1992. He is the son of late former NBA player Anthony Mason and Latifa Whitlock Mason. He has one brother, Anthony Jr.[1]

Mason attended New Rochelle High School and was named the school's athlete of the year as a senior.[1]

College career[edit]

Mason joined Niagara as a freshman in 2010–11. He played in three games before suffering a foot injury that ended his season. The following year, he started every game and was named to the MAAC All-Rookie team.[1]

In 2012–13, Mason scored 18.7 points per game to rank second in the MAAC. He was named to the All-MAAC first team and the MAAC All-Tournament team.[1] As of March 8, 2014, he was averaging 25.6 points per game to rank second in NCAA Division I.[2]

On May 21, 2014, and upon the conclusion of his redshirt junior season, he announced that he would be transferring for the 2014–15 season. The NCAA did not make him wait a season for transferring since he had already earned his undergraduate degree.[3]

On December 23, 2014 Mason scored his 2,000th career point in a 61–60 win over Texas Southern.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Mason signed with Apollon Limassol of the Cypriot League.[5]

On October 31, 2016, Mason signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League,[6] but was waived on November 10 before playing a game for the team.[7] In the 2017-18 season, he played with the Halifax Hurricanes of NBL Canada and averaged 20.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.[8] Mason was named to the Second Team All-NBLC.[9]

On June 3, 2018, Mason signed with the Fujian Lightning in China.

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Mason played for The Washington Generals of The Basketball Tournament. Mason's team lost in the round of 64.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Antoine Mason". purpleeagles.com. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "2013–14 NCAA Division I College Basketball Player Statistics". espn.go.com. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  3. ^ http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/21/redshirt-junior-guard-antoine-mason-to-leave-niagara-will-be-eligible-immediately/
  4. ^ "Auburn welcomes Middle Tennessee St. on Monday". AuburnTigers.com. December 27, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Apollon tabs Antoine Mason". ProBasketballOverseas.com. December 13, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Chagollan, Anwar (October 31, 2016). "Vipers perform trade with Erie and finalize training camp roster". NBA.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Transactions History". RealGM.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Antoine Mason #14 G Halifax Hurricanes". NBL Canada. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "NBLC Announces 2017-18 All League Teams". National Basketball League of Canada. June 5, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/antoine-mason