July 26, 2010

Mack Gets BC Offer

Myles Mack is not the same size as every elite point guard out there, but he plays his game like every other standout. Standing at only 5'10", Mack ran the floor for Paterson Catholic this past season and hoops with the New Jersey Playaz in the spring and summer. Most recently, the point guard had a great turnout at the Nike Peach Jam despite his team not being able to take home the crown. This winter, the rising senior will take his talent to St. Anthony High School where he will try and lead his new school to a big year.

Mack has shown just how good he is at the most competitive level on numerous occassions. The New Jersey native is one of the best shooters in the country and runs the show at the point. Mack can control the game at times even if he is the smallest player on the court at the time. Sure, he lacks a little height compared to other players, but Myles makes up for it with his speed and ability to make plays. It is quite impressive.

Schools took notice of Mack's growth during the first few years of high school but this past year has seen the biggest growth in terms of his recruitment. Myles has a list of "Seton Hall, Rutgers, Providence, UCLA, Virginia, Penn State, DePaul, Boston College, Marquette and Fordham."

Most recently, Boston College pulled out an offer after coach Steve Donahue was able to witness Mack's performance with the Playaz at the Peach Jam.

It wasn't a huge surprise to Mack when the Eagles came calling.

"I like what they are doing at Boston College," Mack said. "Coach Donahue came to see me a few times from what I heard and liked what I did. I'm happy about the offer and they are definetly on my list."

Could the Eagles land the Garden State point guard or will they be able to land another one? Mack would certainly be one of the first go to options for Donahue and company.

The rising senior has plans to visit Marquette in August for their elite camp, as well as UCLA unofficially. Mack likes UCLA because of their recent success with point guards such as Jrue Holiday and Darren Collison.

Myles plans to cut his list late in the summer and eventually commit during the fall before the basketball season starts. The point guard indicated that playing time will be a factor. Whoever gets the point guard will be very lucky as he brings a sense of maturity and responsibility to the table as well as a supreme athletic ability and hard work ethic.

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