Welcome, Beckley Mason

Today is Beckley Mason's first day at ESPN.com.

You may know Beckley as the guy who founded HoopSpeak or HoopSpeak Live, has filled in here on TrueHoop, has hung with the king of summer hoops, or contributes regularly to 5-on-5 and TrueHoop TV. In pickup basketball he's a terror, 99 percent because of his phenomenal skill and power, and one percent because of his nightmarish metal-fanged knee brace. He's also known for "wafting around the room on his charisma jet pack."

At ESPN.com he'll play a major role in many social media initiatives, most prominently the mighty HoopIdea. His work will also continue to pop up just about everywhere he ever has, including right here on TrueHoop. (Why not follow him on Twitter?)

Great to be working with you, Beckley.