PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers junior guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.) and junior forward/center Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.) were today named to the 2013-14 All-Met Men’s Basketball Third Team, as presented by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
Mack, who earned Second Team All-Met in 2012-13, averaged 14.9 points and 2.7 rebounds-per-game in 33 contests (32 starts). He ranked ninth nationally and first in the American Athletic Conference in free throw percentage, making an impressive 89.5 percent from the charity stripe. He was first in the AAC in FT%, sixth in 3-point FGs made (2.1) and steals (1.6), seventh in assists (4.3), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.6) and 10th in scoring (14.9). Mack was cited on the AAC Weekly Honor Roll on both Dec. 16 and Jan. 20.
Jack averaged 14.3 points and 6-8 rebounds-per-game in 33 contests (32 starts). He ranked seventh in the AAC in rebounding (6.8), eighth in field goal percentage (.501) and 11th in both scoring (14.3) and blocks (1.3). He was 86th nationally in FG%. Jack was 13-of-13 at the free throw line in the win at USF on Feb. 8, the best single game performance in the AAC this season, while also tying for the third best in RU history. He received the league’s inaugural Player of the Week honor on Nov. 11 and was named to the Weekly Honor Roll Jan. 6, Feb. 10 and March 3.
The Scarlet Knights posted a 12-21 (5-13 AAC) record under first-year head coach Eddie Jordan in 2013-14. RU was picked 10th in the league’s preseason coaches poll and finished seventh in the league standings. The three position differential between projected and actual finish tied for the best in the league with Cincinnati (4th/t-1st) and SMU (6th/t-3rd). Fifteen of Rutgers’ games were played against opponents that earned post-season invites, including 10 NCAA (Louisville, 3; Cincinnati, 2; UConn, 2; Memphis, 2; George Washington, 1), two NIT (SMU, 2), one CBI (Princeton) and two CIT (Yale, Canisius).