Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Nate Mason, a 6-foot point from Montrose Christian, took his final official visit this weekend to Minnesota and enjoyed it.
“It was good, really good,” Mason told SNY.tv by phone. “The place was nice. I like the offense, the tempo they played at. They [would] use me to run the team, score, get some wins under their belt.”
He is being recruited by head coach Richard Pitino and assistant Kimani Young.
“They’re real straight dudes, I like that,” he said.
Mason has also visited Virginia and Kansas State, but has no timetable on a decision.
“I am ready to get it over with,” he said. “I’m not sure yet [when he will decide].”
Minnesota has one commit in 2014 in power forward Josh Martin, but has missed out on several point guards.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.