NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover issued the following statement on the passing of basketball standout Anthony Mason, an alum and former Knicks favorite
The Tennessee State University family is saddened over the loss of alumnus Anthony Mason. We send our condolences to the Mason family during this difficult time and will keep them in our prayers.
Anthony was a basketball standout during his time here at TSU and was key in helping our program have a successful transition into the Ohio Valley Conference. His hallmark defense and tenacity on the court embodied the spirit and winning legacy of TSU's storied Athletics Program and undoubtably led to his selection as NBA Sixth Man of the Year as a player with the New York Knicks in 1994.
We cheered and beamed with pride at his success at TSU and during his 13 year career in the NBA. Now, we will stand by his family in their time of need and remember Anthony as an exceptional athlete, loving husband, devoted father, and always as a part of the Tennessee State University Family.