The 2021-22 roster for the Louisville men’s basketball program is now complete. The program announced Monday that former Western Carolina guard Mason Faulkner has signed a financial aid agreement to continue his collegiate playing career with the Cardinals, filling the final available scholarship spot.
"We are excited to have a player of Mason's caliber and experience in our program," head coach Chris Mack said in a statement. "He has the ability to play both guard positions in the backcourt, has experience playing in high-level collegiate environments, and is effective both scoring the ball and setting up his teammates as a playmaker. We are glad to welcome him to our team and back to his home state of Kentucky."
He entered the transfer portal on Mar. 16, and originally enrolled with Colorado back in April. He had surgery in late June to repair a lingering right ankle issue, then announced Tuesday on Instagram he would be moving back to Kentucky to be closer to his daughter and family.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard averaged a team-best 16.9 points, accompanied by 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists. He also shot 45.5% from the field, 35.5% on three point attempts, and 76.2% at the free throw line. Injury limited him to just 22 of WCU's 37 games, but was still named Third Team All-SoCon.