According to reports by Michelle Kaufman of The Miami Herald and Evan Daniels of 247sports, Wyoming G Anthony Mack has committed to transfer to the University of Miami.
Mack tweeted the same
I have decided that the University of Miami is the best fit for me to continue my education and basketball career!— Anthony Mack (@Iam_AnthonyMack) April 14, 2018
A 6’6” guard with a talent for scoring the basketball, Mack will bring size, athleticism, and offensive talent to the Hurricanes. Having lost Bruce Brown Jr and Lonnie Walker IV to the NBA Draft, as well as Ja’Quan Newton to graduation, the Canes can use an infusion of talent into the backcourt.
A native of Blairstown, NJ, Mack teamed with current Canes C Deng Gak in HS. The pair will reunite on the court for the Canes.
“Coach [Jim] Larrañaga is obviously one of the top coaches in the NCAA,” Mack told when asked for some reasons that he picked Miami by Daniels in an interview. “The area, the playing style, the teammates I’m going to have. Deng [Gak] was my high school teammate. I felt welcomed in like a family and they have a great fan base.”
After signing with Wyoming out of HS, Mack missed the 2017-18 season due to a concussion sustained while playing football in high school. He received a medical redshirt for this, and will have 4 years to play 4 at Miami.
Furthermore, according to both Daniels’ and Kaufman’s reports, Miami is applying for a waiver that would allow Mack, who has yet to suit up in a college game, to be immediately eligible this upcoming season.
“The staff and compliance are going to apply for a waiver,” Mack said in the Daniels interview. “I should be good to go.”
Mack selected Miami from a nice list of interested teams, including Georgia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, and others. An All-Conference and All-State performer in HS, Mack received a late scholarship offer from Villanova before electing to sign with Wyoming.
As for the Canes, this is a big get. Mack has size at 6’6” and noted shooting and scoring ability for a team that will need plenty of both of them. With returning guards Chris Lykes and Dejan Vasiljevic, and fellow transfer Miles Wilson now eligible after sitting out last season, the Canes’ perimeter rotation should be solid with the addition of Mack.
More on the addition of Mack, and the immediate-eligibility waiver UM is applying for, in the coming days.