Kansas Basketball: Point Guard Frank Mason Picks the Jayhawks

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 8, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31:  Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the first half as the Jayhawks mascot looks over at him as the Jayhawks take on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Frank Mason, a 6'0" point guard from Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday, according to Coast2CoastHoops.com.

Mason, who visited Kansas earlier this week, picked the Jayhawks over Alabama, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, UTEP and South Carolina.

The 3-star point guard was originally committed to Towson, but he decommitted when he transferred from Petersburgh High School to Massanutten. Last season, he averaged 27 points per game as a junior at Petersburgh.

Mason is considered the 23rd-best point guard and the 101st-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com.

ESPN says of him: "Mason is a very confident true point guard. He is a true floor general that can run the team. He pushes that ball and can shoot the 3 with deep range."

Kansas head coach Bill Self already had two commitments for the 2013 class in 4-star recruits Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene. Before today, ESPN ranked Kansas as having the eighth-best recruiting class in the nation. 

Several 2013 prospects will be making their visit to Kansas for their Midnight Madness event October 12. Players expected to come include centers Karviar Shepherd and Joel Embiid, shooting guard Wayne Seldon and small forward Aaron Gordon.

Tyler Robinson, a 4-star small forward, is planning on making a visit October 19.

Coach Self has a good chance of having a top-five recruiting class when everything is said and done.