All in on Antoine Mason
BC will get the 5th year's final visit next week and his decision can drastically change BC's outlook for next season.
I thought next year would be the Hanlan show: with BC's dynamic combo guard handling the ball and being its main scorer. Even when Donahue was here, I advocated an offense where Olivier drove or hit 3s and left the rest of the guys to rebound and play defense. Niagara knows what that offense was like, because they did something similar with Mason last year. I wonder how Mason fits with a team focused on Hanlan.
Mason knows what's up. He is transferring so he can play at the highest level and so that he can come in carry a team from Day 1. If BC has gotten this far with him in the process, we are likely telling him that the he will score and touch the ball a lot. I have no idea how they are positioning Hanlan to Mason (or vice versa). Maybe things can work if Hanlan serves as the true point and Mason the main scorer. That seems like a waste of Olivier's abilities and efficient scoring.
Ideally both would score in bunches and BC would be a dangerous team that could cause multiple matchup problems. But even if the pairing is a disaster, getting Mason to commit would be a major coup. He's the best guy available and we are selling him hard. If we land him, it will prove our coaches know how to say just the right thing to the right guys.