Rich Mazurek, considered one of the top high school frontcourt players in Maine, has signed an NAIA national letter of intent and will attend Husson College in Bangor on a basketball scholarship next year.
The 6-foot-4 senior at Rockland High said he chose Husson and head coach Bruce MacGregor’s basketball program over St. Joseph’s College in Standish and the University of Southern Maine.
“When I went up to visit, I really liked it,” Mazurek said Thursday. “I liked Coach MacGregor and the kids. I was treated nicely. I liked the campus. I just felt comfortable.”
Mazurek, 18, said he will also play baseball for the Braves while studying business teacher education.
MacGregor, who received the letter of intent Thursday, was pleased with Mazurek’s choice.
“We’re just thrilled to have someone from Maine of his quality coming into our program,” MacGregor said. “He’ll have an impact right from the get-go. I like his ability to shoot the jump shot. He pounds the boards well, he runs the court well, and he brings a winning attitude with him.”
Mazurek averaged 19.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game for Rockland last season, helping to lead the Tigers to the Eastern Maine Class B title.