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Minnesota Gophers Land their Second Commitment Nate Mason for 2014

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Nate Mason announced on Friday evening that he had committed to the University of Minnesota. Mason, an 5’11, 150 lb 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. The Gophers had one commitment for the 2014 class in Josh Martin, a power forward from Seattle, but they have missed on a bevy of guards. This makes Mason the second commitment for the Gophers. Mason out of the Jacksonville, florida area had attended Arlington Country Day School, but has transferred to Montrose Christian in Maryland for his senior year. Mason a three star prospect is rated #30 at the point guard position in his class by Scout.com. 

ANALYSIS:

He also held offers from Murray State, Kansas State, Virginia, Clemson, and Appalachian State. Mason is known as a little bit undersized at the point guard position, but many scouts believe he will be “perfect” for Pitino’s up-tempo offense. Mason is said to be very fast and able to push the ball and find the open man. He has a great knack for putting his teammates in the right spots, and is known as a great “floor leader”. With missing out on many top guards to run Pitino’s offense, the Gophers might have actually found a perfect piece for their 2014 campaign.

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Evan Daniels, Scout.com