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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Tevin Mack to Texas (UPDATED)

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    Tevin Mack will stick with coach Shaka Smart after all.

    The 6-foot-6 2015 wing out of Columbia (S.C.) Dresser picked Texas over Georgia and Clemson on Tuesday afternoon.

    He will join guards Eric Davis and Kerwin Roach Jr. in Texas’ 2015 class.

    Smart had initially secured a commitment from Mack at VCU last November, and now will coach him at 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, who played under head coach Jeff DiBattisto, is ranked as the No. 48 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN, No. 51 by 247Sports and No. 61 by Rivals.com. 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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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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