Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Hoops: Another Transfer Possibility?

Well, in this case, nobody is leaving. But could Georgia Tech be a possibility for Marquette sophomore guard Dameon Mason? This story insinuates it is a possibility:

Sophomore guard Dameon Mason is leaving Marquette after just two seasons.
The move will be finalized once Mason finishes out the spring semester at
Marquette next month. Mason told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "I just haven't
been enjoying it as much as I wanted to or as much as I thought I would and I
don't want to be in a situation where I'm frustrated or I'm not happy all the
time. I don't want to live like that for four straight years. I'm not saying it
would have been like that here for four straight years, but I don't want to put
myself in that position." Mason ranked third on the team in scoring this season
at 11.9 points per game and second in rebounding at 5.6. "It's not really a
matter of minutes or shots or anything like that," Mason said. "It wasn't really
a matter of that because I'm not selfish by any means. I know I got the
opportunity to do it. Just certain things just went differently than I thought
they would. I was always frustrated. It came from both parts: I was frustrated
with myself and with the coaches at some points." Mason becomes the third player
to leave MU prematurely since last fall and the 10th since Crean took over as
coach in the spring of 1999. The Journal Sentinel mentioned Kentucky, Georgia
Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State or Ohio State as schools that could be in line
for Mason's services. But Mason wouldn't discuss the issue because he hasn't
been released from his scholarship by coach Tom Crean.