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2015 NBA Draft: Can Rutgers' Myles Mack Find A Spot In The NBA?

Rutgers' Myles Mack was a four-year point guard that will need to improve his game for the next-level.

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Myles Mack might not have been high on many NBA Draft boards, but he does have some skills that could help an NBA team right away. He will probably not be a starting point guard in the NBA for a some time, even if a team really invests in him, but he could be a serviceable backup.

Mack was a four-year point guard for Rutgers and he played in the Big Ten conference and the American Athletic Conference during his time in college. He has played against many great teams and players, which will help him for the next-level, especially since he has played against players that are already in the NBA. Mack has had many great games for the Scarlet Knights, and even though he is a little undersized at the point guard position, he has found ways to score.

Mack has great quickness, and is a above average ball-handler, which is a necessity at the point guard position. He can shoot from distance, but he will need to shoot more efficiently from beyond the arc if he wants to play at the next level. He was very inconsistent from the three-point line. Even though his shooting percentage was not that bad, he would have games where he would not hit a three-point field goal, which would be unacceptable at the next level. He also sometimes shot too much when he was on the floor, but it is hard to blame him for taking tough shots because the Rutgers did not have many offensive options other than himself and Kadeem Jack.

With all that said, Mack is an excellent scorer, even though he is only a 5-foot-10 point guard. He can attack the rim, and he has an decent mid-range game, but he still has a lot to work on if he wants to play for a long time in the NBA or overseas. Mack was expected to make a big leap last season because he was heading into his senior season, but he did not really improve his game. His scoring was down and his three-point shooting efficiency was down from the 2013-2014 season, which were two of his greatest skills. Mack really needed to improve in his senior season, but he did not make the strides some had hoped.


Mack will not be a high-profile NBA Draft prospect because he is very undersized for the point guard position and because he struggles with shooting efficiency. Mack can improve his shooting efficiency, and there are plenty of examples of undersized point guards playing at the next-level, which is good news for Mack. Still, you can expect a point guard with great speed, and ability to get to the rim. He is a gifted scorer, and a decent shooter, but he needs to improve his shooting, especially from beyond the arc. Mack had a terrific career at Rutgers, and we will probably see him on a basketball court again very soon.