Shelvin Bernard Mack Jr. (born April 22, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Olimpia Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Butler University.

Shelvin Mack
Shelvin Mack Hawks.jpg
Mack with the Hawks in November 2013
No. 1 – Olimpia Milano
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueLBA
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-04-22) April 22, 1990 (age 29)
Lexington, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolBryan Station (Lexington, Kentucky)
CollegeButler (2008–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Playing career2011–present
Career history
20112013Washington Wizards
2012Maine Red Claws
2013Philadelphia 76ers
2013→Maine Red Claws
20132016Atlanta Hawks
20162017Utah Jazz
2017–2018Orlando Magic
2018–2019Memphis Grizzlies
2019Charlotte Hornets
2019–presentOlimpia Milano
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Contents

High school careerEdit

Mack attended Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Kentucky. As a senior in 2007–08, he averaged 23.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 3.8 steals per game as he was named to the Lexington All-City team after leading the Defenders to a 30–3 record.[1][2]

College careerEdit

In his freshman season at Butler, Mack started in all 32 games, sharing the Butler freshman record for games started with teammates Ronald Nored and future Jazz teammate Gordon Hayward. He was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team and the Horizon League All-Tournament team after leading the Bulldogs in assists in 2008–09, becoming just the third freshman in Butler history to record 100 assists. In 32 games, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.8 minutes per game.[2][3] During the off-season, Mack helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship with averages of 5.9 points per game.[4]

In his sophomore season, he was named to the All-Horizon League first team and the NABC All-District 12 first team. He was also named to the Horizon League All-Tournament team and the West Regional All-Tournament team. In 38 games (all starts), he averaged 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 30.9 minutes per game.[2][3] He helped lead Butler to the 2010 National Championship game against Duke where Gordon Hayward missed a game-winning half-court shot which would have given Butler their very first NCAA championship.[5][6]

In his junior season, he was named to the All-Horizon League second team and the NABC All-District 12 second team. He became just the 33rd Butler player to score 1,000 career points. In 38 games (37 starts), he averaged 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.[2][3]

On April 21, 2011, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[7]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Butler 32 32 30.8 .391 .326 .757 4.4 3.5 1.1 .0 11.9
2009–10 Butler 38 38 30.9 .454 .391 .734 3.7 3.0 1.4 .1 14.1
2010–11 Butler 38 37 32.1 .408 .354 .769 4.5 3.4 .8 .1 16.0

Professional careerEdit

Early years (2011–2013)Edit

2011–12 seasonEdit

On June 23, 2011, Mack was selected with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.[8] On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Wizards following the conclusion of the NBA lockout. On February 1, 2012, he scored a then career-high 12 points in a 109–103 loss to the Orlando Magic.[9]

2012–13 seasonEdit

In July 2012, Mack joined the Washington Wizards for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On October 28, 2012, he was waived by the Wizards.[10] On November 2, he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Maine Red Claws.[11]

On December 25, 2012, Mack re-signed with the Wizards,[12] but was again waived by the team on January 7, 2013.[13] Two days later, he was reacquired by the Red Claws.[14]

On January 17, 2013, Mack signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[15] On January 28, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers.[16] He was not retained by the 76ers following his second 10-day contract, and on February 7, he was reacquired by the Red Claws. He went on to play for the Futures All-Star team in the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[17]

Atlanta Hawks (2013–2016)Edit

On March 6, 2013, Mack signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[18] On March 16, he signed a second 10-day contract.[19] On March 26, he signed a two-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks.[20][21]

In July 2013, Mack joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On February 21, 2014, he scored a then career-high 21 points in a 115–107 loss to the Detroit Pistons.[22] In 2013–14, he played 73 games, averaging 7.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

On August 22, 2014, Mack re-signed with the Hawks to a three-year, $7.3 million contract.[23][24] On December 17, 2014, he scored a career-high 24 points on 6-of-6 from three-point range off the bench in a 127–98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[25]

Utah Jazz (2016–2017)Edit

On February 18, 2016, Mack was traded to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade involving the Hawks and the Chicago Bulls.[26] The move reunited him with former Butler teammate Gordon Hayward and former Hawks assistant Quin Snyder. He made his debut for the Jazz on February 21, recording a season-high 16 points and six assists off the bench in a 115–111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[27] In the Jazz's next game two days later, Mack was elevated to the starting point guard role, replacing Raul Neto. He subsequently topped his season-high with 17 points in 32 minutes of action, as the Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 117–114 in overtime.[28] On March 11, he scored a career-high 27 points in a 114–93 win over the Washington Wizards.[29]

On December 8, 2016, Mack scored a season-high 19 points in a 106–99 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[30]

Orlando Magic (2017–2018)Edit

On July 9, 2017, Mack signed with the Orlando Magic.[31] On June 25, 2018, he was waived by the Magic.[32]

Memphis Grizzlies (2018–2019)Edit

On August 7, 2018, Mack signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[33]

On February 7, 2019, Mack was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Tyler Dorsey.[34] He was waived by the Hawks the following day.[35]

Charlotte Hornets (2019)Edit

On February 10, 2019, Mack was claimed off waivers by the Charlotte Hornets.[36]

Olimpia Milano (2019–present)Edit

On July 25, 2019, Mack signed a two-year deal with Olimpia Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A and the EuroLeague.[37]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Washington 64 0 12.2 .400 .286 .712 1.4 2.0 .4 .0 3.6
2012–13 Washington 7 2 20.1 .400 .308 .500 2.3 3.3 .9 .0 5.3
2012–13 Philadelphia 4 0 1.8 .500 .000 .000 .0 .3 .0 .0 .5
2012–13 Atlanta 20 1 13.4 .488 .400 .571 1.2 2.2 .5 .0 5.2
2013–14 Atlanta 73 11 20.4 .417 .337 .865 2.2 3.7 .7 .0 7.5
2014–15 Atlanta 55 0 15.1 .401 .315 .806 1.4 2.8 .5 .0 5.4
2015–16 Atlanta 24 0 7.5 .421 .148 .750 .9 1.6 .3 .0 3.9
2015–16 Utah 28 27 31.4 .444 .357 .735 3.8 5.3 .9 .1 12.7
2016–17 Utah 55 9 21.9 .446 .308 .688 2.3 2.8 .8 .1 7.8
2017–18 Orlando 69 3 19.8 .430 .345 .711 2.4 3.9 .8 .1 6.9
2018–19 Memphis 53 3 22.7 .414 .359 .707 1.9 3.4 .8 .1 7.9
2018–19 Charlotte 4 0 10.5 .143 .000 .556 .5 .3 .5 .0 2.3
Career 456 56 18.4 .423 .330 .731 2.0 3.1 .7 .1 6.6

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Atlanta 4 0 5.5 .444 .400 .000 1.8 1.8 .0 .0 2.5
2014 Atlanta 7 0 16.9 .404 .370 .750 1.9 3.6 .6 .0 8.1
2015 Atlanta 10 0 9.9 .385 .286 .500 1.1 1.0 .8 .0 3.9
2017 Utah 9 3 17.2 .347 .467 .867 2.8 2.0 .4 .0 6.0
Career 30 3 13.1 .382 .368 .758 1.9 2.0 .5 .0 5.3

Personal lifeEdit

Mack is the son of Shelvin Mack, Sr. and Victoria Guy, and has two sisters, Sierra and Keionna.[38][39]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thamel, Pete (March 30, 2010). "For Mack, Life Has Imitated Art Imitating Life". NYTimes.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "1 – Shelvin Mack". ButlerSports.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Shelvin Mack Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Katz, Andy (July 13, 2009). "U.S. U-19 team captures first gold since 1991". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Moore, David Leon (April 6, 2010). "Butler's would-be winning shot 'felt good' but fell short vs. Duke". USAToday.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  6. ^ "MORNING SHOOTAROUND — FEB. 21". NBA.com. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Shelvin Mack Declares For NBA Draft". ButlerSports.com. April 21, 2011. Archived from the original on May 1, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
  8. ^ "Washington Wizards Select Shelvin Mack With No. 34 Pick In 2011 NBA Draft". BulletsForever.com. SB Nation. June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  9. ^ Lee, Michael (February 2, 2012). "Wizards' Shelvin Mack, Kevin Seraphin have career nights in Orlando". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Wizards Waive Cook and Mack". NBA.com. October 28, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  11. ^ "RED CLAWS SELECT SHELVIN MACK IN FIRST ROUND OF NBADL DRAFT". NBA.com. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
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  13. ^ "Wizards Waive Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  14. ^ "SHELVIN MACK REJOINS RED CLAWS". NBA.com. January 9, 2013. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
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  16. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Shelvin Mack To Second 10-day Contract". NBA.com. January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  17. ^ "2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced". NBA.com. February 4, 2013. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
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  20. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN SHELVIN MACK FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON". NBA.com. March 26, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
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  24. ^ "Shelvin Mack Agrees To Three-Year, $7.3M Deal With Hawks". RealGM.com. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  25. ^ "Mack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland". NBA.com. December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  26. ^ "Jazz Acquire Shelvin Mack from Atlanta". NBA.com. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  27. ^ "McCollum scores 31 as Trail Blazers edge Jazz 115-111". NBA.com. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  28. ^ "Hayward scores 28 as Jazz defeat Rockets 117-114 in overtime". NBA.com. February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  29. ^ "Mack scores career-high 27 as Jazz beat Wizards 114-93". NBA.com. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  30. ^ "Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99". ESPN.com. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  31. ^ "Orlando Magic Sign Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  32. ^ Denton, John (June 25, 2018). "Magic Waive Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  33. ^ "Grizzlies sign Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  34. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire Tyler Dorsey from Atlanta Hawks". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
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  36. ^ "Hornets Awarded Shelvin Mack On Waiver Claim". NBA.com. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  37. ^ "Milan lands veteran guard Mack". EuroLeague.net. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  38. ^ Davis, Merlene (March 31, 2011). "Merlene Davis: Shelvin Mack's mom credits many for his success". Kentucky.com. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  39. ^ Kegley, Josh (April 5, 2011). "Shelvin Mack's family gathers to cheer him on". Kentucky.com. Retrieved April 5, 2011.

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