Myles Mack Continues Impressive Summer

For Myles Mack there is not much left to prove. If he hasn't done so already, Mack certainly cemented himself as one the nation's elite point guards with an outstanding summer.

Myles Mack, who is a four-start prospect on Scout.com (and 11th ranked point guard in the country), was busy this weekend putting the finishing touches on his fantastic summer. On Saturday in the NYC Summer Classic at Fordham University, Mack was again in rare form.

The 5-9 senior-to-be from St. Anthony's High School put on yet another impressive show while scoring 42 points in an opening round victory over Tri-State Classic. Mack's AAU team, NJ Playaz, lost in the second round with Mack putting up a 28 point effort in that one.

The diminutive point guard was crafty while scoring in a variety of ways: relentlessly driving to the hoop, shaking defenders off the dribble or raining down threes.

Mack showed off his full arsenal on Saturday, which has colleges taking notice. Mack has been taking it all in stride and will lay low as the summer winds down.

"The spring went well, but the summer didn't go too well," said Mack when referring to how the NJ Playaz played this summer. "We didn't win any championships like we usually do."

Saturday was the last tournament Mack will participate in, as he will spend August working out and getting ready for his senior year.

"I'm very excited and can't wait to play for (St. Anthony's head coach Bobby Hurley Sr.)," Mack said about his upcoming stint playing for the legendary basketball coach.

Hurley was on hand to take in Mack's game and was very complimentary of his game. Hurley said his St. Anthony's squad, after Mack transferred in from the now closed down Paterson Catholic, will be that much more dangerous.

"We went from a team that we thought was going to be pretty good, and all of a sudden you put the ball in Myles hands and things change," said Hurley. "His quickness, his shooting range and his assist to turnover ratio are real good. He really takes good care of the ball."

When asked if Mack is an elite college prospect, Hurley said without any hesitation "absolutely."

One school high on Mack's list is DePaul.

"(DePaul assistant Billy Garrett) has been recruiting me all along, he's done a great job," Mack said.

Mack said that he will plan to make an official visit to DePaul in late August/early September.

As for other colleges in the running for Mack, he said that he is still considering Boston College, St. John's, UMass, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Fordham, West Virginia, Virginia, UCLA and Marquette.


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