Mason-Griffin, Willis Won't Return in 2010-11

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

March 24, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced today that Tommy Mason-Griffin and Ray Willis will not return for the 2010-11 season.

"Tommy visited with his family over spring break last week and he informed me that he is going to pursue a professional basketball career," said Capel.  "I thank him for his contributions this season and wish him success."

Mason-Griffin was a third-team All-Big 12 pick this year.  The freshman point guard averaged 14.1 points and 5.0 assists in 35.7 minutes per game.  He set OU freshman records for 3-pointers (70), 3-point percentage (.424), assists (154) and average minutes.  In Big 12 play, Mason-Griffin ranked ninth in the league in scoring (16.9 ppg), fourth in assists (4.6 apg) and fourth in 3-point percentage (.430).

"Ray has expressed a desire to transfer," said Capel.  "I wish him well, wish him luck and will do what I can to assist him in finding another school."

A sophomore, Willis played in 13 games this season and averaged 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes a contest.  He shot .250 from the field and .316 from 3-point range.  The 6-6 guard played in 16 games as a freshman and averaged 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds.

Capel also said that Willie Warren -- OU's leading scorer this year (16.3 ppg) -- has not yet made a decision on whether to return or to pursue an NBA career.