Guard averaged 11.9 points, 5.6 rebounds

Updated: April 20, 2005, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Rising sophomore guard Dameon Mason plans to transfer from Marquette.

"I just haven't been enjoying it as much as I wanted to or as much as I thought I would," Mason told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. "I don't want to be in a situation where I'm frustrated or I'm not happy all the time."

Marquette, which reached the NCAA Final Four in 2003, lost in the first round of the NIT to Western Michigan. The Golden Eagles (19-12) lost 10 of their last 15 games.

Coach Tom Crean said he was disappointed "because we feel we have given Dameon every opportunity to be successful."

Mason led the team with 333 shots and 89 turnovers. He averaged 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds.


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