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One of the vital cogs in Lebanon High's 2021 run to the TSSAA Class 3A state tournament, Class of 2022 post player Meioshe Mason, got her college decision out of the way last week.

Mason has accepted a scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mason, a 6-3 post, Mason helped lead Coach Cory Barrett's Devilettes to the Class 3A finals in 2021 along with District 9-AAA, Region 5-AAA substate championships and an overall record of 30-5.

Mason earned all-region tournament honors as well as all-district recognition along with a spot in the Tennessee Best of the Best Showcase.

"Middle Tennessee is getting a great player, but even a better young lady," Coach Barrett said. "The sky is the limit for Meioshe and I believe her best basketball is ahead of her."

She made her decision public via Twitter (@MasonMeioshe) Thursday afternoon, June 24.

"First, I would like to thank God for guiding me on this journey of life. I have been truly blessed while playing basketball. I have had plenty of great coaches, but mainly I have to thank Coach Cory Barrett. He has believed in me since I entered high school and I couldn't have asked for a better coach.

"I would also like to thank my trainer Malcolm Manier as he has helped me with the game mentally, physically and emotionally. He has helped me improve and is a big part of the player I am today.

"I would also like to thank all my assistant coaches and travel team coaches. I would mostly like to thank my mother and stepfather. They have poured all their love and time into taking me to practices and games. They were always there for me and encouraged me to do great things

"I have thought and prayed about this decision. I will continue my education and basketball career at Middle Tennessee State University."

Mason averaged 8.5 points per game for LHS last season and 6.9 rebounds per game.

Coached by Rick Insell, Middle Tennessee's Lady Raiders are coming off a Conference USA tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. 

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