Last year, Anthony Mack decided that he wanted to challenge himself and to really find out about his basketball game. He decided to leave his high school in Troy, New York and go play at Blair Academy in New Jersey.
Mack (6-5, 215) left a school where he was averaging 30 points/game in order to go to a place where he’d play improved completion and increase his profile. Between his new school and his play with his AAU team (South Jersey Jazz), Mack is a prospect whose arrow is pointing up.
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Fortunately for Jim Ferry, Duquesne is one of the schools that Mack is interested in and the Jersey product visited Pittsburgh on Monday.
“Coach Ferry reached out to me on the All Star circuit and offered. I just felt that I needed to make a visit here. I just wanted to meet Coach Ferry and his staff in person,” said Mack.
I asked Mack how Duquesne is recruiting him and what interests him about the Dukes.
“The style of play, Pittsburgh is a basketball city, the chance to get to play [early] and the league [Atlantic-10] Duquesne plays in.”
“My strengths are passing and shooting. I play the 1 & 2, I’m a combo guard and I enjoy playing defense a lot. The style of play that Duquesne plays, they get up and down, run a lot. That’s one thing about me, I don’t play well in a slow-paced system, I need to get up and down, running,” said Mack.
This 3-star guard holds offers from Duquesne, Tubby Smith and Memphis, Saint Louis, Wyoming, Iona, George Mason, Hofstra, Drexel and is getting interest from Georgia, Cincinnati and Rhode Island.
“Right now I have visits planned to Memphis, Wyoming and Saint Louis.” Luckily for Duquesne, they received one of his first visits.
“I really like Coach Ferry, that’s kind of my main thing right now and why I decided to visit,” said Mack.
Mack didn’t want to list his favorites because he needs to make more visits first. However, he did tell me that he plans on making a decision by October 15th.