Pennsbury basketball’s Mark Flagg commits to Saint Francis

Pennsbury senior Mark Flagg, left, has committed to play men’s basketball at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa. The 6-8 forward announced Sunday, Jan. 29 that he will play for the Division I Red Flash. (John Gleeson – 21st-Century Media)

FALLS TWP. – Pennsbury forward Mark Flagg announced Sunday night, Jan. 29 on his Twitter feed that he has committed to play men’s basketball at Saint Francis (Pa.) University.

The 6-8 forward, who also plays AAU ball for the Jersey Shore Warriors, entered the current varsity campaign averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. Last season he earned All-Suburban One League (SOL) National Conference honors playing for the Falcons.

Under the direction of head coach Rob Krimmel, Division I Saint Francis tied for sixth place in the Northeast Conference (NEC) last season. After their 89-83 win over Robert Morris Saturday, Jan. 28 at DeGol Arena, the Red Flash extended their current mark to 9-12 overall, 6-4 in the NEC.

Before the season even began, Saint Francis signed Markus Vallien, a 5-foot-10 guard from St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas, to a National Letter of Intent. Vallien is averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists in his first three games this season at Lamar High School.

Saint Francis is a four-year, coeducational Catholic liberal arts university located in Loretto, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1847 by the Franciscan Friars. The university has 1,745 undergraduate students and over 600 graduate students.

Flagg also had a scholarship offer from Holy Family University.

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