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Monty Mack

  • Player
  • Number: 5
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 3“
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hometown: Boston, MA
  • High School: South Boston HS
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: September 20, 1977 in Derby, CT

At UMass

Career

  • Workhorse shooting guard for Coach Bruiser Flint. Constantly coming off screens for an open shot.
  • Second on the UMass all-time scoring list with 2,183 points.
  • Inducted into the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.1)
  • Fourth on the Atlantic 10 all-time scoring list, as of the end of the 2013-14 season.2)
  • 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.
  • 766 career field goals ranks second on the UMass career list, tied for fourth on the A-10 list (as of the end of the 2010-11 season).3)
  • 331 career 3-point field goals ranks first on the UMass career list, third on the A-10 list (as of the end of the 2010-11 season).4)
  • Started 119 out of 123 games played.
  • 4,391 minutes played ranks first on the UMass career list. Averaged 35.7 minutes over his career.
  • Ranks high on many other UMass career lists: Scoring Average, Field Goals Attempted, Free Throws, Free Throw Percentage, Steals, Games Played, Games Started.
  • A-10 First Team as a junior and senior, Second Team as a sophomore.
  • A-10 Rookie Team honoree.

2000-01 Senior year

Roster photo 2000-01

1999-2000 Junior year

  • 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 (2/21) and a 30-point effort in win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic (12/18).
  • Missed the game at Fordham (2/16) 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 (11/22).
  • 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 (3/4), at Xavier (2/12), at Boston College (12/4)).
  • Played 30 or more minutes 29 times, with a season-high 42-minute effort in overtime loss at Providence (12/30).
  • 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 (11/29), but resumed starting role against BU (12/2).

1998-99 Sophomore year

  • 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 (1/28) and St. Joseph's (2/7).
  • Tallied career-high 34 points at College of Charleston (12/1), 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 (2/20) 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.

1997-98 Freshman year

1996-97

  • Sat out under NCAA academic eligibility rules.

Statistics

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
SeasonGPGSMinAvgFGFGA%FGFGA%FTFTA%OffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStPtsAvg
1997-983232112335.1163409.39954151.3586380.78828731013.2801958624244313.8
1998-993030113337.8200474.42286232.3715672.77828951234.1712538182654218.1
1999-20003228108433.9221533.41596266.36194115.81726841103.4642616646263219.8
2000-012929105136.2182472.38695261.364107137.7811767842.9590555432456619.5
Career123119439135.77661888.406331910.364320404.792993194183.4274526428717154218317.7

UMass accomplishments:

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

Points34 - at College of Charleston (12/1/1998)
Field Goals12 - at College of Charleston (12/1/1998)
Field Goals Att.25 - 3 times, last at Dayton (2/6/2001)
3-Point FG8 - vs St. Bonaventure (3/8/2001)
3-Point FG Att.16 - at Dayton (2/6/2001)
Free Throws12 - vs Florida State (12/18/1999)
Free Throw Att.14 - at Oregon (12/2/2000)
Rebounds10 - vs Xavier (2/20/1999)
Assists11 - vs St. Joseph's (2/21/1998)
Blocks2 - twice, last vs Xavier (2/20/1999)
Steals5 - 3 times, last at Rhode Island (2/22/2000)
Minutes50 - twice, last vs Xavier (2/20/1999)

Career Honors

  • Atlantic 10 First Team: 1999-2000, 2000-01
  • Atlantic 10 Second Team: 1998-99
  • Atlantic 10 Rookie Team: 1997-98
  • Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team: 1999-2000, 2000-01
  • 5-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (2/13/1999, 3/4/1999, 12/18/1999, 1/29/2000, 3/4/2000)
  • 3-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (12/13/1997, 12/20/1997, 1/3/1998)

Pre-UMass

  • 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.

Post-UMass

Trefl Sopot, Poland
20115)

BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti, Romania
2009-10 Romanian League, 28 games, 17.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.8 spg, 55.3 FG %, 38.2 3-pt FG %, 85.8 FT %6)
2009-10 Balkan League, 8 games, 18.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 57.8 FG %, 31.7 3-pt FG %, 88.9 FT %7)

Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya, Turkey
2008-09, 21 games, 14.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 52.6 FG %, 31.5 3-pt FG %, 84.2 FT %8)

CEZ Basketball Nymburk, Czech Republic
2006-07, 28 games, 12.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 55.3 2-pt FG %, 39.7 3-pt FG %, 78.6 FT %9)
2007-08 ULEB Cup, 12 games, 11.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 50.8 FG %, 50.0 3-pt FG %, 81.8 FT %10)
Czech Cup Winners, 2007, 200811)
2007-08 Czech League, 54 games, 10.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 59.3 2-pt FG %, 36.9 3-pt FG %, 86.1 FT %12)
Czech League Champions, 2007, 200813)

Dexia Mons-Hainaut, Belgium
2006-07 Belgian League: 12 games, 7.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.7 spg, 50.0 2-pt FG %, 31.0 3-pt FG %, 50.0 FT %14)
2006-07 ULEB Cup: 7 games, 5.9 ppg, 2.9 apg, 52.6 2-pt FG %, 38.5 3-pt FG %, 85.7 FT %15)

Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia, Italy16)
2005-06 season, 30 games, 17.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg, 55.1 2-pt FG %, 31.9 3-pt FG %, 85.6 FT %17)

JuveCaserta Basket, Italy18)
2004-05 season, 34 games, 17.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 2.5 spg, 59.9% 2-pt FG %, 36.1 3-pt FG %19)

Turk Telekom Ankara, Turkey
2004 FIBA Europe Cup: 13 games, 12.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 48.8 2-pt FG %, 37.0 3-pt FG %, 78.7 FT %20)
2003-04 season, Turkish League: 26 games, 13.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg21)22)

Virtus Ragusa, Italy
2002-03 season, 32 games, 26.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 apg23)
Led league in scoring24)

Basket Club Ferrara, Italy25)
2001-02 season, 40 games, 18.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg26)

Participated in the 2001 Desert Classic in Phoenix, an NBA pre-draft tournament.27)

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