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Kansas lands a winner

Kansas missed out on their top point guard prospects, but the Jayhawks ended up with a winner in Frank Mason.

Mason is a physical competitor

A 5-11, 180-pound point guard out of Massanutten Military Academy, Mason chose Kansas over Alabama, South Carolina, UTEP, Rutgers and Providence according to his travel team coach Ty White of Team Loaded.

Mason was formerly a a Towson commitment before going the prep school route this year.

A physical and highly competitive athlete known for his defensive ability and knack for penetrating the lane on offense, Mason has earned the label of being a "winner."

"Frank is a tenacious kid who knows how to win," said Coach White. "He only lost eight games in four years of high school."

The timing is perfect for Mason to put his imprint on the Kansas basketball program.

"It is a great fit," White said. "Kansas needs a point guard in this class, and Frank has an opportunity to compete for a starting spot as a freshman. They love his defensive abilities and the way he can dominate a game without scoring."

Kansas' top point guard targets, Anthony Barber and Chris Jones, by passed the Jayhawks, Barber opting for North Carolina State and Jones opting for Louisville.

Mason, who has a No. 101 247Sports ranking and a No. 168 247Composite ranking, joins backcourt scorers Brannen Greene (five-star) and Conner Frankamp (four-star) in the Kansas 2013 recruiting class.

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