Jon Rothstein tweeted late last week that Niagara transfer Antoine Mason had cut his list down to 3 schools: Auburn, Boston College and Providence.
That report was refuted by both Antoine and his father, Anthony.
Well it appears Rothstein didn’t just make this source up out of thin air as he is now reporting that Antoine Mason has scheduled 3 visits: Auburn on June 6-7, Providence June 8-9 and Boston College will get the final visit with no date set yet.
The reasons for the Masons refuting of the initial report last week is unclear but perhaps they wanted to hold the door open for other schools to make their final pitch before announcing the visits. Whatever the reason, someone obviously let the cat out of the bag last week to Rothstein and he looks vindicated after not backing down from the initial report.
The timing of this visit is critical for Providence as head coach Ed Cooley plans to get on a plane for Colorado Springs, CO to begin his stint with USA Basketball on June 9th.
I’ll be breaking down the pro’s and con’s of these 3 schools from Mason’s perspective in an article for ScoutFriars later this week.
UPDATE 12:05pm: Jeff Borzello wrote the following about an hour ago:
“I think the official is Auburn and the others [are] unofficial,” Mason told CBSSports.com in a text message.
With so many schools showing interest, Mason could take a few more trips.
“I have more, just haven’t set them up,” he said. “I’m still narrowing the list.”
There is no set timetable for a decision.