By Tom Ballato
Cameron Mack was recruited out of high school and committed to play at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas in 2017. Mack was a three-star recruit and he was the number 48 point guard prospect in the nation. His time at Stephen F. Austin was brief, he transferred after playing in 1 game and later committed to Hutchinson Community College. His time at Hutchinson C.C. ended with Mack not appearing in a game.
In July 2018, Mack signed to play at The Salt Lake Community College in Utah. A move that put Mack back on the Division I radar. The point guard excelled averaging 19.1 points per game while shooting 46% from the field. He racked up 211 assists, leading his team to a 20-9 overall record. Mack shot his way up the junior college ranking and was ranked by JUCO Recruiting as the #2 player in the nation.
Last November, Mack became the first piece in the 2019 recruiting class at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He was also being recruited by Washington State, San Diego State, Gonzaga and West Virginia.
“Playing in the World’s Most Famous Arena and being in the Mecca of basketball, New York!”, Mack said was the reason he chose St. John’s. Mack stated he has spoken to L.J. Figueroa a lot. L.J. Figueroa went the junior college route before committing to St. John’s, just like Mack.
Mack is coming into St. John’s with big goals for himself and the team, playing for a Big East Championship is one of them. When asked how last season at Salt Lake C.C. has prepared him for St. John’s, he stated, “I’m ready for the NBA Draft. I know what I can do, I know what I gotta do to get there.”
The excitement of St. John’s fans for the arrival of Cameron Mack has created a lot of buzz. Mack whose role model is his hard working mother, is ready to showcase his talents on the big stage.
He has been rooting for St. John’s since his commitment, but the wait is over. Mack has three years of eligibility remaining and is set to arrive on campus June 1st.