Petersburg's Mason headed to Towson

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - One of the most prolific scorers in the state of Virginia has decided where he's going to college.  Petersburg shooting guard Frank Mason verbally committed to Towson on Thursday.

Mason piled up 27.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as a junior for the 22-4 Crimson Waves. He scored a season-high 46 points during a January victory over Meadowbrook.

Mason averaged 15.6 points per game as a sophomore for a 30-1 Petersburg team that reached the state title game. The Crimson Waves are 82-6 in his three seasons with the program.

The Wave sharpshooter also drew major interest from George Mason, and some interest form Virginia Tech.

Perennially the bottom-dwellers of the CAA, Towson hired new coach Pat Skerry this season. Skerry's ties are mostly in the Northeast, where he was an assistant at Pittsburgh and Providence.

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