Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tevin Mack Speaks Recruiting

Says he doesn't have a top five. UGA has been talking to him. Plans on visiting UGA, South Carolina and Texas.

Watch the video linked below.  But in case the link ever is taken down, here are a few tidbits:

Mack wants to go somewhere where the coaching staff is stable, and where he gets to play right away.

He knows he can score the ball, but he wants to work on defense and rebounding, getting stronger and being more explosive in his leaping ability.

Also says that his mother is heavily involved with the decision, although his college choice is ultimately his decision.  Lots of teams talking to him, but he has five actual offers on the table.

Sounds to me like Texas is in first place (relationship with Shaka Smart), then South Carolina (hometown hero possibility), then UGA (close to home, can play right away).

If I'm Ms. Mack, I wouldn't want my son playing for Coach Martin.  He's in a bit of a hot seat situation,  Even if he weren't, Martin is an in your face screamer.  South Carolina's version of Andy Landers.  Some guys need that, but I wouldn't entrust my son to that kind of treatment.

In UGA's favor, we really don't have a wing on the roster.  Fact is, we haven't had a scoring wing in a long, long time.  Only guy that comes to mind right now is Jarvis Hayes.

For the present, Georgia can make do with hybrid 3/4 guys, like Wilridge and Geno, or we can stick out there a combo guard, like Mann and Parker (assuming Parker comes back healthy). Bottom line is that if Tevin Mack comes to Athens, he starts right away.

Mack's eyes must light up a bit when he considers UGA.  We're offensively challenged.  We need a maker.  When we have guys that can score the ball, we can get them to the League.  Don't remember anybody recent from South Carolina who has made it.

Interview with WISTV

Part Two

We're in the mix, but can we close?

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