VCU landed another monster commitment for their 2015 class today, securing ESPN’s No.58 prospect in that class – Tevin Mack of Columbia, SC. The Rams have been on Mack prior to him blowing up after posting some eye-popping AAU numbers with the Carolina Wolves where he outscored a number of the nation’s best recruits and displayed a smooth shooting stroke and ability to “get buckets” all over the floor.
At a reported 6’7 200 lbs, Mack gives the Rams a deadly scorer with serious size, and at a time when VCU will graduate leading scorer, Treveon Graham at roughly the same size/position.
Mack chose the Rams out of a final five that consisted of VCU, UConn, Georgia and home-state schools South Carolina and Clemson.
Mack can play a number of positions in VCU’s system that often times employs smaller lineups and will join a 2015 class that includes elite shooter and fellow top-100 prospect, Kenny Williams (ESPN No.79), both of whom took official visits to VCU together.
Like Williams, Mack competed in this year’s NBA top-100 camp just down 64 East on the campus of UVA in Charlottesville. ESPN’s description of Mack:
Mack is a big time scorer who can put points on the board in bunches and still has plenty of physical upside left to discover. He’s a shooter who doesn’t need much space to get his shot off because of his size on the wing and pretty quick release. He’s virtually automatic when able to set and square his feet and can make shots in bunches like few others in the class. He also handles the ball pretty fluidly in the open court and has a versatile offensive arsenal to score with pull-ups and floaters in a half-court game. He’ll get his fair share of easy points by running his lanes hard and getting himself easy finishes in transition. Physically, he’s very long and seemingly becoming more athletic with age.
Mack becomes VCU’s fifth top-100 recruit out of six players to commit to VCU over the past two classes and will join a 2015-16 Rams team that will include at least seven top-100 recruits (Johnson, Burgess, Larrier, Gilmore, Tillman, K. Williams, Mack). VCU’s Final 4 team consisted of one top-100 ESPN recruit, 6’8 forward Jamie Skeen.
Video of Tevin’s commitment ceremony is below: