Shelvin MackHt/Wt: 6-3 / 215 lbs
2011 Draft Profile - Shelvin MackDue to outstanding tournament play Mack has gone from unheralded recruit to school legend and legit NBA prospect. Not that he isn’t his conference’s best guard during regular season, it is an ability to raise his game against stiff post season competition 2 years in a row that will make a GM call his name late 1st to early 2nd round. At 6ft3 215lbs he has a good NBA body for a PG who can move over and play minutes at SG. Average NBA athleticism, NBA range, can pull up from mid range or from deep, likes to attack from the center of the court and can find teammates from either side. Mack is unselfish but also shows ability to take over games which is rare. He has received good coaching, emphasizes on defense, is a good teammate and great demeanor. He comes into the draft with more experience than any other player at having the ball at the end of playoff games and succeeding more often than not.
The obvious question will be his competition level at a mid level conference. He is better offensively against zone than he is against man which doesn’t bode well. Probably will not put a lot of pressure on the defense and will be more of a facilitator in the NBA. Not a shooting specialist either, but seems to be more accurate when it counts.
Mack is probably a back up guard in the NBA that will stay as long as he commits to defense. His offense is best at the end of important games, but those opportunities should not be expected in the NBA. A good fit would be LA where he the triangle offense would be a good fit with his post season experience.
NBA comparison- George Hill
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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