Skinn Signs Professional Contract to Play in France

Posted: July 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former George Mason standout Tony Skinn has signed a contract to play professional basketball in France this fall.

The former guard, who helped lead the Patriots to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament, will play for Roanne in France’s ProA League. Roanne finished ninth last year in the 18-team league, compiling a 17-17 record.

“They play up and down like we did,” says Skinn, comparing Roanne’s style of play to Mason’s. “And I’ll be back at the point guard position, which is good.”

Skinn is one of eight guards currently listed on Roanne’s roster. He is scheduled to report to his team on Aug. 20. The first game will be played on Sept. 23.

Skinn just completed a three-year career with the Patriots, averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He finished 21st all-time at Mason in career scoring, 6th in career three-point field goals, 14th in career three-point field goal percentage, 21st in career assists and 20th in career steals.

Roanne is in the south of France, located less than four hours from the coastal cities of Marseille and Montpellier.

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