Coming into the travel season, Nate Mason was a high priority for a number of schools because of his ability to score. He's in the middle of the busy travel evaluation period and his value is rising far beyond his knack for racking up the points.
The Shiloh High School guard has shined at the point guard position with the CP3 All-Stars out of North Carolina. With his ability to score 20 points any given game or slide over and run the show, colleges from all levels are making a move for the 6-footer.
"I mean, (the phone) has been ringing off the hook," Mason said.
Since the Peach Jam, Mason said he has received an offer from Memphis. He's also heard from Southern Miss, The Citadel, Rhode Island, Murray State, Miami, West Virginia and Florida State in various fashions.
Coming into the July period, Mason said he had offers from the likes of Clemson, Harvard, Virginia, East Carolina, Liberty, Virginia and Clemson while Stanford and Minnesota.
His showing at the Peach Jam was intriguing to say the least. What did Mason think of his performance?
"I think I did good," Mason said. "I think I deserve to be on the floor."
Mason's game has some Andrew Goudelock flavor to it. Mason said he's heard the comparisons to the former Dekalb County and College of Charleston star before.
"I've heard that," Mason said. "I used to watch him in high school but I don't look at it like that. I look at it like this. My game is just me. I work on doing everything so in the game it just transfers. I can score in any kind of way."
The comparison between he and Goudelock is connected in the scoring column. Both can score at this level. Goudelock proved himself as a scorer at the collegiate and pro level. The rest, now, is up to Mason. He believes his game will translate to the next level.
"The same way I score here, I think I will score at the college level," Mason said. "The type of offense will be big."
Is there a rush to pick a school. Not at all.
"I'm just waiting for the right school," Mason said.