The Miami back court was gutted this offseason after Lonnie Walker and Bruce Brown left for the NBA and Ja’Quan Newton graduated.
The Hurricanes took a step in rebuilding their guard depth by landing Wyoming transfer Anthony Mack, according to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels.
“Coach [Jim] Larrañaga is obviously one of the top coaches in the NCAA,” Mack told Daniels. “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.”
Mack hopes to be eligible immediately after being granted a medical redshirt last season because of concussion issues.
The 6-foot-6 freshman guard committed during a visit to Miami. It was the only school he visited after announcing he was leaving Wyoming.
“I knew I wanted to commit as soon as possible,” Mack said. “Once I knew a school had all the tools to succeed, then I would pick that spot. When I came in here I knew they had a winning team and Coach Larrañaga and when I woke up I just got that feeling.”
Mack was a 3-star prospect from Blair Academy (N.J.). He ranked as the 79th-best shooting guard and the 360th overall player in the country, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He was known for his shooting ability in high school, per Daniels. In fact, his AAU coach was former NBA long-range marksman Tim Legler.
Mack was an all-conference and all-state selection as a senior at Blair Academy. He averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game as a junior.