With most national camps, point guards dictate the very direction of the play on the floor. Even more so than a normal game, point guards in a camp setting have the tough task of getting a team together that is very unfamiliar with each other.
So far, New Jersey native Myles Mack has made it look easy. Mack was second on his team in scoring in the opening game of the NBPA Camp, scoring 14 points on an array of outside jumpers, floaters and layups.
"The experience has been good," Mack said of the camp. "I've never played with a group of guys this good so I'm getting the best of it."
While scoring came easy, Mack also had the task of feeding the ball to a very talented group of teammates that included Amile Jefferson, Jabari Brown, Ryan Taylor and Chicago-native Mike Shaw, to name a few.
"It's been going well because everybody wants to get better and wants to learn more," Myles said.
Mack should know a thing or two about leading a talented group of teammates. The 2011 point guard spent the spring torching the AAU circuit with the Playaz Basketball Club, a group that won championships at the Spring Fling and King of New York Classic as well as finishing a league best 13-1 in the ultra-competitive Nike EYBL. The Playaz Basketball Club will enter July's Peach Jam as favorites to take the title.
"We've been playing together for a long time so the chemistry is good." Mack said. "We're trying to keep the winning tradition going,"
Schools have begun to take notice of Mack's ability as DePaul, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Fordham, St. John's, Providence, Rutgers and Seton Hall have all offered scholarships.
Miami (Fl.) has also recently offered while UCLA is showing interest as well.
"This summer I haven't taken any visits so far," Mack said. "I plan on going to Miami and UCLA for a visit."
Mack also hasn't participated in any elite camps but plans on attending Marquette's Elite Camp in August while spending the rest of his summer staying busy with the Deron Williams Point Guard Camp and the LeBron James Skills Camp.
At this point Myles has no timetable or favorites in his recruitment but would like to commit sometime in the beginning of the fall. He also has a few factors that will play a role in his decision.
"A great coaching staff, great campus and the amount of time I'm going to play is what matters most."
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NBPA Camp: Myles Mack
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