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Monday / August 3.
  • Cam Mack lands at Nebraska after decommitting from St. John’s

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga— St. John’s loss is Nebraska’s gain.

    Former St. John’s signee Cam Mack has followed former St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih to Nebraska.

    The 6-foot-3 junior college star pledged to Fred Hoiberg and Nebraska on Saturday after decommitting from St. John’s in the wake of the coaching change.

    Mack averaged 19.1 points, 7.6 assists and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.

    “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 to St. John’s. “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 now in the market for a point guard after losing out on Mack and Shamorie Ponds, who was given an NBA Combine invite on Friday.

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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.