Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAMINNEAPOLIS — St. John’s is back in the market for a point guard after junior college guard Cameron Mack asked for his release on Friday.
“I asked for my release,” the 6-foot-3 Austin, Texas native said by text.
Mack said he won’t join former St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih at Nebraska.
“I’m not going to Nebraska,” he said.
Mack was also recruited by Washington State, San Diego State, Gonzaga and West Virginia.
“I think he’s probably one of the top two point guards in junior college right now,” Salt Lake coach Todd Phillips said when he committed. “He’s a really good point guard. He’s athletic, quick, explosive. He can really get to the basket, sees the floor. He’s shooting it 50 percent from three right now and 6-for-7 the other night from three.
“He’s just an overall point guard. He can really pass the ball. He can get guys in transition. I think they’re getting a really good player. The game’s easy for him. He’s a high-end guy.”
St. John’s is losing Shamorie Ponds to the NBA Draft and must now find someone to run the point next season.
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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.