It would appear Niagara transfer Antoine Mason has, in fact, narrowed his list of possible transfer destinations ... with Boston College making the initial cut. According to CBS Sports Jon Rothstein, the nation's second leading scorer has visits set with Auburn (June 6-7), Providence (June 8-9) and Boston College.
Niagara transfer Antoine Mason will visit Auburn on June 6-7 + Providence on June 8-9, source told @CBSSports. BC will be the final visit.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 2, 2014
The Auburn visit will be an official visit, while visits to PC and BC will be of the "unofficial" variety.
Given the large number of programs showing interest in the guard, Mason may make a few more trips after the visit to the Heights. There is no set timetable for a decision.
A 6-foot-3 shooting guard out of New Rochelle High School, Mason played the last three seasons with the Purple Eagles after red-shirting as a freshman. He'll be eligible to play next season and has one year of eligibility remaining. Mason averaged 25.6 points per game for Niagara as a junior, finishing second in the nation in scoring. He leaves the school as the program's third all-time leading scorer with 1,923 points.
All three programs -- Auburn, Providence and Boston College -- are looking to replace production lost to graduation and transfers. Following the additions of Idrissa Diallo and Dimitri Batten, the Eagles have one scholarship to give in 2014.