by Amy Moritz
Antoine Mason has been granted permission to pursue other options, Niagara University announced this evening.
The guard from Queens has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining. He started three games as a freshman before a foot injury took him out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Mason took a medical redshirt.
He earned his bachelor's degree in finance earlier this month and has one more year to play Division I basketball while pursuing his master's degree.
Mason finishes as the third all-time leading scorer in Niagara history with 1,943 points.
"I know Antoine enjoyed playing here and I'm sure this was a difficult decision for him and his family," Niagara coach Chris Casey said in a press release. "Antoine played a big role in our basketball program for the past four years and we are proud that he earned his bachelor's degree from Niagara University. Now it is time to for us to move forward with the players who are committed to continuing the tremendous legacy of the Niagara University Purple Eagles."