Shelvin Bernard Mack Jr. (born April 22, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Butler University .

High school career

Mack attended Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Kentucky . As a senior in 2007–08, he averaged 23.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 3.8 steals per game as he was named to the Lexington All-City team after leading the Defenders to a 30–3 record.

College career

In his freshman season at Butler , Mack started in all 32 games, sharing the Butler freshman record for games started with teammates Ronald Nored and future Jazz teammate Gordon Hayward . He was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team and the Horizon League All-Tournament team after leading the Bulldogs in assists in 2008–09, becoming just the third freshman in Butler history to record 100 assists. In 32 games, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.8 minutes per game. [4] During the off-season, Mack helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship with averages of 5.9 points per game. [5]

In his sophomore season, he was named to the All-Horizon League first team and the NABC All-District 12 first team. He was also named to the Horizon League All-Tournament team and the West Regional All-Tournament team. In 38 games (all starts), he averaged 14.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 30.9 minutes per game. [4] He helped lead Butler to the 2010 National Championship game against Duke where Gordon Hayward missed a game-winning half-court shot which would have given Butler their very first NCAA championship. [6] [7]

In his junior season, he was named to the All-Horizon League second team and the NABC All-District 12 second team. He became just the 33rd Butler player to score 1,000 career points. In 38 games (37 starts), he averaged 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds ad 3.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per game. [4]

On April 21, 2011, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility. [8]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Butler 32 32 30.8 .391 .326 .757 4.4 3.5 1.1 .0 11.9
2009–10 Butler 38 38 30.9 .454 .391 .734 3.7 3.0 1.4 .1 14.1
2010–11 Butler 38 37 32.1 .408 .354 .769 4.5 3.4 .8 .1 16.0

Professional career

Early years (2011–2013)

2011–12 season

On June 23, 2011, Mack was selected with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards . [9] On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Wizards following the conclusion of the NBA lockout . On February 1, 2012, he scored a then career-high 12 points in a 109–103 loss to the Orlando Magic .

2012–13 season

In July 2012, Mack joined the Washington Wizards for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On October 28, 2012, he was waived by the Wizards. On November 2, he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Maine Red Claws .

On December 25, 2012, Mack re-signed with the Wizards, but was again waived by the team on January 7, 2013. Two days later, he was reacquired by the Red Claws.

On January 17, 2013, Mack signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers . On January 28, he signed a second 10-day contract with the 76ers. He was not retained by the 76ers following his second 10-day contract, and on February 7, he was reacquired by the Red Claws. He went on to play for the Futures All-Star team in the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

Atlanta Hawks (2013–2016)

On March 6, 2013, Mack signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks . On March 16, he signed a second 10-day contract. On March 26, he signed a two-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Hawks. [21] [22]

In July 2013, Mack joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League . On February 21, 2014, he scored a then career-high 21 points in a 115–107 loss to the Detroit Pistons . [23] In 2013–14, he played 73 games, averaging 7.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

On August 22, 2014, Mack re-signed with the Hawks to a three-year, $7.3 million contract. [24] [25] On December 17, 2014, he scored a career-high 24 points on 6-of-6 from three-point range off the bench in a 127–98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers . [26]

Utah Jazz (2016–2017)

On February 18, 2016, Mack was traded to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade involving the Hawks and the Chicago Bulls . [27] The move reunited him with former Butler teammate Gordon Hayward and former Hawks assistant Quin Snyder . He made his debut for the Jazz on February 21, recording a season-high 16 points and six assists off the bench in a 115–111 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers . [37] In the Jazz's next game two days later, Mack was elevated to the starting point guard role, replacing Raul Neto . He subsequently topped his season-high with 17 points in 32 minutes of action, as the Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 117–114 in overtime. [29] On March 11, he scored a career-high 27 points in a 114–93 win over the Washington Wizards. [30]

On December 8, 2016, Mack scored a season-high 19 points in a 106–99 loss to the Golden State Warriors . [38]

Orlando Magic (2017–present)

On July 9, 2017, Mack signed with the Orlando Magic . [39]

NBA career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Washington 64 0 12.2 .400 .286 .712 1.4 2.0 .4 .0 3.6
2012–13 Washington 7 2 20.1 .400 .308 .500 2.3 3.3 .9 .0 5.3
2012–13 Philadelphia 4 0 1.8 .500 .000 .000 .0 .3 .0 .0 .5
2012–13 Atlanta 20 1 13.4 .488 .400 .571 1.2 2.2 .5 .0 5.2
2013–14 Atlanta 73 11 20.4 .417 .337 .865 2.2 3.7 .7 .0 7.5
2014–15 Atlanta 55 0 15.1 .401 .315 .806 1.4 2.8 .5 .0 5.4
2015–16 Atlanta 24 0 7.5 .421 .148 .750 .9 1.6 .3 .0 3.9
2015–16 Utah 28 27 31.4 .444 .357 .735 3.8 5.3 .9 .1 12.7
2016–17 Utah 55 9 21.9 .446 .308 .688 2.3 2.8 .8 .1 7.8
Career 330 50 17.5 .426 .321 .748 1.9 2.9 .6 .0 6.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Atlanta 4 0 5.5 .444 .400 .000 1.8 1.8 .0 .0 2.5
2014 Atlanta 7 0 16.9 .404 .370 .750 1.9 3.6 .6 .0 8.1
2015 Atlanta 10 0 9.9 .385 .286 .500 1.1 1.0 .8 .0 3.9
2017 Utah 9 3 17.2 .347 .467 .867 2.8 2.0 .4 .0 6.0
Career 30 3 13.1 .382 .368 .758 1.9 2.0 .5 .0 5.3

Personal life

Mack is the son of Shelvin Mack, Sr. and Victoria Guy, and has two sisters, Sierra and Keionna. [31] [32]