In fact, plenty of friends and family pushed him elsewhere at a time where a hardship waiver was all but guaranteed for a former Rice player.
Mack, instead, went against the grain as one of four scholarship players that stood behind coach Eddie Jordan upon his April 23, 2013 hire.
Mack now approaches his final Rutgers home game after an admittedly disappointing season for the Scarlet Knights. The quick guard from Patterson, N.J., however, has his name solidly in the record books. Mack sits eighth in career points, second in steals, fourth in assists and fourth in three-point shooting.