DOB: September 20, 1977
Guard, 1996-2001, #5
6' 3", 200, Boston, MA / South Boston HS
* Record as of 2009-10 season.
- Second on the UMass all-time scoring list with 2183 points.*
- Was in the top 5 in scoring in the A-10 as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Led UMass in scoring the same years.
- Scored in double figures in 110 of 123 games played.
- Scored 20 or more points in 54 games.
- Started 119 out of 123 games played.
- A-10 First Team as a junior and senior, Second Team as a sophomore.
- A-10 Rookie Team honoree.
Senior year (2000-01) achievements:
The HEART of the Minutemen (3/1/2001)
- Named to the A-10 First Team for the second consecutive year.
- Fifth in the A-10 in scoring average at 19.5 points per game.
- Member of the A-10's All Tournament team, also for the second consecutive year.
- Helped propel UMass into the A-10 Tournament Final with 29 points against St. Bonaventure, and 27 against St. Joseph's.
- Over a stretch of 14 games, starting against North Carolina and ending against Temple, scored 20 or more points in each game with the exception of the game against Dayton, where he was held to just 7.
- Held to just 3 points against UConn, lowest since freshman season. Held to no field goals (0-9 overall, 0-6 from 3).
- Scored 22 points at Ohio State.
- Scored 26 points, including 11-14 from the line, at Oregon.
- Regained additional year of eligibility by completing BDIC graduation requirements in Secondary Education and Urban Education, prior to start of 2000-01 academic year.
A case for Mack: Monty contends for the Atlantic 10's Player of the Year award (2/28/2001)
Mack produces (1/17/2001)
Mack tries to find stride (11/28/2000)
Was suspended for the season-opener versus Iona after being arrested on a shoplifting charge in October, but charge was dismissed under continuance. Boston Herald and Daily Hampshire Gazette columns from November.
Junior year (1999-2000) achievements:
Mack scores with UMass (12/29/1999)
- Earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 and NABC Division I first team All-District I honors, and was selected to the A-10 all-tournament team, becoming first UMass player to earn both league honors in the same season since Marcus Camby in 1996
- appeared in 32 games, starting 28 contests
- was A-10's second-leading scorer at 19.8 points per game, a figure which ranked 29th among all NCAA Divison I players
- led team in scoring, three-point goals made (96) and attempted (266), free throw percentage (.817) and steals (62) and was second in minutes played (1,084)
- his 266 three-point attempts were the most-ever by a UMass player in one season, while his 96 made treys were second-highest one-season total in school history
- ranked fourth on UMass single-season steals (62) list, fifth in field goal attempts (533), sixth in total points (632), eighth in field goals made (221) and ninth in both scoring average (19.8 ppg) and free throw percentage (.817)
- ranked among the A-10 leaders for all games in scoring (19.8, second), field goal percentage (.415, eighth), free throw percentage (.817, second), three-point field goals made (3.0, second), three-point percentage (.361, 12th)
- averaged 19.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in A-10 play, while making 37.9 percent of his treys (47 of 124)
- averaged 20.0 points and led UMass to semifinals of A-10 Tournament and was rewarded with All-Tournament team honors
- scored in double figures 30 times in 32 appearances, including a season-high 32-point peformance in loss at Xavier and a 30-point effort in win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic
- Missed the game at Fordham with the flu, the only game all season that he did not appear in.
- had 26 points off the bench in loss to No. 7 Connecticut
- recorded 20 20-point or better scoring games, including six games of 25 or more points
- hit at least one trey in 30 of 32 appearances, and had two or more three-pointers in 26 games
- netted career-high six three-pointers on three occasions (at St. Bonaventure, at Xavier, at Boston College)
- played 30 or more minutes 29 times, with a season-high 42-minute effort in overtime loss at Providence
- an excellent free throw shooter, he had strings of 21-straight and 19-consecutive makes during course of the season and hit 21 of his last 22 free throws
- was three-time A-10 Player of the Week and two-time WHMP/UMass Athlete of the Week selection
- passed the 1,000 career point mark in the Iona game, achieving the feat in only 63 contests
- only the fifth player in UMass history to score 500 or more points in a season more than once.
- Suffered a stress fracture in his left foot in October, and missed the two exhibition games, but scored 21 points in the season-opener at Iona.
- While recuperating from foot injury, came off the bench for games 2 and 3 at UConn and against Marshall, but resumed starting role against BU.
Sophomore year (1998-99) achievements:
Mack: UMass' lone star (2/19/99)
- Earned NABC Division I first team All-District I and second team Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors
- was Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for Feb. 13
- led the team with an average of 18.1 points per game
- also averaged 4.1 rebounds, while ranking third on the team in assists (53)
- connected on 86 of 232 three-point attempts (.371)
- top free throw shooter on the team, making 77.8 percent of his attempts (56 of 72)
- tied for third on the UMass single season list for three-pointers made (86)
- ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in scoring, fourth in three-pointers made and eighth in three-point percentage
- his 37.8 minutes played per game was the sixth most in a season in UMass history and the most since Julius Erving averaged 38.1 in 1971-72
- hit game-winning shots in the closing seconds against both Dayton and St. Joseph's
- tallied career-high 34 points at College of Charleston, hitting on six of eight treys for the second-best scoring effort of the season in the Atlantic 10 Conference
- scored 27 against Duquesne in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the most points by a Minuteman in the A-10 Tournament since Jim McCoy had 35 against St. Joseph's in the 1989 first round
- was six of eight from beyond the three-point line against the Dukes, as his six treys tied for the third-most ever in an A-10 Tournament game
- in addition, his .750 percentage from three-point land tied for the fifth-best mark in conference tournament history
- had his first career double-double against Xavier with 21 points and 10 rebounds
- led team in scoring 17 times
- reached double figures 28 times, including 11 20-point plus efforts
- had at least one trey in a school record 26-straight games, and in 29 of 30 on the season
- had 25 multiple trey efforts.
- Involved in a dining-hall altercation, but not charged and cleared to play.
Mack shines in tought times (2/10/99)
Unique style works for UMass' Mack (1/25/99)
Minutemen shooting for full Monty (11/8/98)
Freshman year (1997-98) achievements:
1996-97: Sat out under NCAA academic eligibility rules.
- Started all 32 games at shooting guard.
- Averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
- Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team.
- Earned three A-10 Rookie of the Week honors.
- Ranked second on the team in scoring, minutes (35.1 mpg) and assists.
- Scored in double figures in 26 games.
- Had five 20-point games.
- Netted a then-career-high 24 points vs. George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, on 7-14 shooting, and 7-7 from the line. Also pulled down a season-high 8 rebounds.
- Scored 22 points in his A-10 debut at St. Joseph's, converting on five of six three pointers, and 8-15 from the floor overall.
- Had 22 points at No. 21 Rhode Island (8-15 shooting), 21 vs. Colorado (9-14 shooting) and 20 vs. Boston College (8-12 shooting).
- Had a career-high 11 assists in home game with St. Joseph's.
- Had five steals vs. Southwestern Louisiana in the Great Alaska Shootout.
- Started career with immediate impact, averaging 14.8 points over first four games.
- In UM's three-game stretch of a 2-OT game (vs. Rhode Island), a single OT game (vs. St. Joseph's), and another 2-OT game (at St. Bonaventure), Mack played 134 out of the possible 145 minutes. Played all 50 at St. Bonaventure.
- Originally recruited to UMass by John Calipari.
- Two-time Boston Herald Dream Team member and two-time Boston Globe Super Team selection for coach Bill Loughnane at South Boston High School.
- Rated among the nation's top 75 high school seniors in 1995-96 by Reidel's Roundball Review.
- Averaged 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior for South Boston's state championship team, 23.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists for its 1995 state title squad.
- 1996 Boston Shootout MVP, joining such company as Bernard King (1974), Mark Aguirre (1978), Dale Ellis (1979), Doc Rivers (1980), John Wallace (1992) and Joe Smith (1993).
- Averaged 25.7 points per contest, including a game-high 32 in the title game, while pacing his Boston-area team to shootout title.
- High school teammate of UMass senior guard Jonathan DePina. Duo led South Boston to 1995 and 1996 state titles.
Mack's Career Highs
Scored in double figures: 110 times, last vs Temple (3/10/2001)
Scored 20 or more points: 54 times, last vs St. Joseph's (3/9/2001)
Had 10 or more field goals: 7 times, last vs St. Joseph's (3/9/2001)
Had 20 or more field goal attempts: 19 times, last vs Xavier (2/14/2001)
Had 5 or more 3-pointers: 18 times, last vs St. Joseph's (3/9/2001)
Had 10 or more 3-point attempts: 30 times, last vs St. Joseph's (3/9/2001)
Played 35 or more minutes: 78 times, last vs Temple (3/10/2001)
Played 40 or more minutes: 19 times, last vs Xavier (2/14/2001)
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