PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 16, 2013) – Rutgers University junior guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) has been named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll. Mack averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals last week, while shooting 51.9 percent (14-of-27), 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from behind the arc and 87.5 percent (7-of-8) at the charity stripe.
Mack shot 6-of-11 and 4-of-6 from behind the arc to score 21 points in helping Rutgers to an 89-72 win over UNCG this past Saturday afternoon at the RAC. He accentuated his performance by dishing-out eight assists, committing just one turnover, grabbing four rebounds and making five steals. The 21 points marked his fourth consecutive contest with 20 or more points, the first RU player to accomplish the feat since Jonathan Mitchell in 2010-11.
Versus Princeton on Wednesday evening, Mack made 8-of-16 field goal attempts to score 21 points. The Garden State product also had four rebounds and five assists against the Tigers.
Mack ranks second in the AAC in steals (2.2), tied for third in three-point field goals made (2.3), seventh in scoring (16.4), eighth in minutes played (32.2), ninth in assists (4.1) and 11th in free throw percentage (.821).
Mack is the second RU player to earn AAC honors this season. On Nov. 11, redshirt junior forward Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.) was named the AAC Player of the Week, becoming the first player to win the new league’s weekly award.
Rutgers (5-7) returns to the hardwood on Sunday (Dec. 22) to host Army in a 2 p.m. tip-off. It will be Military Day at the RAC versus the Black Knights. The first 1,000 fans will receive USA Block R magnets. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the ticket office at 866-445-GORU (4678) or via the internet at tickets.scarletknights.com.