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Texas adds former VCU commit Tevin Mack!

May 22nd, 2015 | by Van Coleman

AUSTIN, Texas – Tevin Mack (Columbia, S.C.) has signed an Athletic Scholarship Agreement to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Shaka Smart announced Tuesday. The addition of Mack gives the Longhorns a three-man recruiting class that includes guards Eric Davis (Saginaw, Mich.) and Kerwin Roach (Houston, Texas).

“We’re extremely excited about adding Tevin to our program,” Smart said. “He is someone we’ve been able to develop a strong relationship with over the past two years. (Assistant coach) Mike Morrell did a great job in identifying Tevin during the summer after his sophomore year. Since then, Tevin has gotten better and better.

“He has a unique blend of scoring, length and a really nice feel for the game,” Smart continued. “In particular, his ability to make shots from the outside is something that was extremely attractive to us in the fall and remains extremely attractive to us now. We feel good about Tevin’s ability to integrate quickly with our returning team. Personality-wise, he’s a great fit and he is very competitive.”

Mack (6-6, 200), a wing from Dreher (pronounced: Drear) High School who played under head coach Jeff DiBattisto, is ranked as our No. 46 overall prospect in the senior class. The South Carolina 3A co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2014-15, he averaged nearly 30 points and nine rebounds per game while leading his high school team to an 18-7 record and the third round of the state playoffs.

He averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game while converting 38 percent from three-point range in his junior season. Mack also was tabbed the South Carolina 3A Player of the Year and led Dreher to the third round of the state tournament as a junior.

“As a group, Eric, Kerwin and Tevin make up a terrific foundation for our program moving forward,” Smart added. “The three of them will play really well off each other. They each bring different skills to the court, but they are all guys who can make their teammates better.”

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