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Three-star 2013 prospect Frank Mason believes he was destined for Kansas all along, and is blown away by the track record of his future coach Bill Self.
Ranked as a three-star prospect in the 2013 class by Scout.com, recent Kansas basketball signing Frank Mason apparently chose the Jayhawks in part due to Bill Self's impressive career winning percentage according to a report by Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com.
In a day and age when so many top basketball prospects are determined to help themselves make money as professionals above all else, believe it or not, Mason actually wants to win basketball games when he gets to college. "Winning is important to me, and that's a big reason I selected Kansas," Mason said.
"Look at Coach Self's winning percentage, it's unbelievable, and I like the players in the program," he explained. "When I got off the plane I knew Kansas is where I wanted to be, I just wanted to confirm everything with my parents."
The 5'11 Mason doesn't qualify as one of the most highly-touted prospects Self has brought to Lawrence by any means, but he represents an important addition for a program that has been unable to lure away top point guards in future classes. More of a power floor general who lacks elite athleticism similar to former Kansas guard Sherron Collins, Mason's relentless scoring ability could help make him an intriguing option in Self's rotation in a few years.