Tommy Mason-Griffin says he’s turning pro

By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: March 24, 2010 at 12:23 am •  Published: March 24, 2010
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and Maryland-Eastern Shore on Jan. 4.

Mason-Griffin was also benched during the first half of OU’s Big 12-opening loss at Baylor after an outburst during a practice.

Still, Mason-Griffin improved over the course of the season and provided OU with stability at point guard, something the Sooners could be without next season.

If Warren joins Mason-Griffin in turning pro, as expected, OU will be without anyone capable of running the point on its current roster.

Capel has signed 6-foot-3 shooting guard T.J. Taylor, but will probably have to take a hard look at resolving his point-guard void through the junior-college ranks.

As for Mason-Griffin, his decision to turn pro after just one season in college is sure to be heavily scrutinized.

"Given his small stature and uneven performance this season,” wrote ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford of the 5-foot-11 Mason-Griffin, "he’ll either go in the second round or undrafted.”