Deron Williams Skills Academy: Myles Mack

The nation's best point guards descended upon ATTACK Athletics on Chicago's west side last weekend for Nike's Deron Williams Skills Academy. Among those that attended the elite camp was high scoring point guard Myles Mack from New Jersey. Hear what Mack had to say in this report...

Myles Mack is a quick, high-scoring point guard with a high arc on his jumpshot. He had an opportunity to demonstrate his skills and learn a few new things at the camp last weekend.

"I'm enjoying it very well, learning new things that I've never known before in my basketball life," Mack said of the camp. "I'm really excited about it. I'm learning how to come off the screen the right way, how to get the big men involved more, and how to talk more and be more vocal."

Deron Williams has taken a hands-on approach with his camp. The Utah Jazz guard passed on a few lessons to the college point guards of tomorrow.

"He's showing how to come off the screen, you slow down and then speed up, because it gets the defender off their heels, it lets you get to the basket," Mack said.

With the closure of Paterson Catholic High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Mack was recently forced to make a decision on where he will attend school for his senior year. Myles settled on St. Anthony's in New Jersey, home of legendary coach Bob Hurley, Sr.

"I decided on St. Anthony's because me and Coach Hurley and the other coaches, we've built a great bond," Myles said. "I haven't built a bond with a coach like that since I made my high school decision."

Every year Hurley places players into Division I, Mack will be no exception.

"He's a legend," Mack said of Hurley. "He's going to the Hall of Fame this year."

Once Mack is done playing with the Playaz AAU program during the July evaluation period, he will have another decision to make – where he will attend college in 2011.

Among the schools vying for Mack's service are DePaul, Fordham, Marquette, Miami, Penn State, Rice, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, UCLA, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett has been recruiting Mack for some time and has known Mack since he was an assistant coach at Seton Hall under Louis Orr.

"I've known Billy since I was about nine years old," said Mack. "Me and him have a great bond. He's a good guy and I'm liking DePaul."

While his schedule kept him busy during the Deron Williams Skills Academy, Mack did like what he saw of Chicago during his time at the camp.

"It's a nice city," Myles said. "I would consider coming to DePaul."

Stay tuned to WeAreDePaul.com for the very latest on Myles Mack and DePaul recruiting for the Class of 2011.


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