George Mason Coach Paul Hewitt picked up his first signing since being hired at the Fairfax school, getting a commitment on Wednesday morning from Paul VI Catholic guard Patrick Holloway .

A 6-foot-1 combo guard, Holloway is one of the most dangerous three-point shooters in the area, hitting 48-percent from beyond the arc as a junior and finishing with 85 or more threes in his last two seasons.

Hewitt made Holloway a priority this summer, Paul VI coach Glenn Farello said, and Holloway said that after his second visit to the Fairfax campus he felt George Mason was the best fit.

“I really like the coaching staff, my family and I felt the coaching staff had really good experience,” Holloway said. “It’s a good community, I’m from around that area. It’s a good fit for me and I felt like I could have a good college career there.”

Holloway averaged 16.2 points per game last season, including a four-game stretch where he averaged 24.5 points in leading the Panthers to wins over Gonzaga and St. Mary’s Ryken.

He ranked third in the area with 85 threes last season as a junior, and was second with 89 as a sophomore – ten behind 2010 All-Met player of the year Quinn Cook.

“He’s been very consistent from the three-point arc, but he’s really developed to become a complete combo guard,” Farello said. “He’s not just a shot maker, he’s a playmaker. He has a lot of potential to grow even more, but I’m proud of his progress and development.”

Holloway also considered Delaware, George Washington, St. Joseph’s and Kent State.