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Harvard transfer PG Malik Mack commits to Georgetown

Barkley-Truaxby:Barkley Truax04/17/24


Former Harvard point guard Malik Mack has committed to Georgetown out of the NCAA transfer portal, On3 has learned.

As a true freshman this season, Mack averaged 17.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists on a 41.0 percent field goal percentage. He appeared in 24 games for the Crimson this past season, starting in each of those outings.

He scored in double figures in all but three games as a true freshman. The least he ever scored in those matchups was eight points while he managed to score 20 or more on eight separate occasions.

The most impressive performance of his career came four games into his collegiate career, a 32-point showing in a hard-fought 78-75 overtime victory against UMass on the road. He played 40 minutes during that game, shooting 10 of 23 (43.5 percent) while making 5 of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc. Mack also tallied six assists before the night ended.

He set a Harvard program record for the most points (413) scored in a single season by a first-year player at the school and logged the third-highest points per game average among first-year Division I players.

Mack ranked first in the Ivy League in assists per game, third in points, third in free throw percentage (81.3), fourth in minutes per game (33.4) and sixth in steals per game (1.3). He led Harvard in all of those categories.

His efforts earned him Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors while gaining recognition as an All-Ivy League honorable mention, First-Team and Rookie of the Year honors by ECAC, and was a finalist for the Lou Henson Award and Kyle Macy Award, not to mention being named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on eight different occasions.

Before Harvard, Mack’s potential was always there. He was selected as the 2022-23 Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington D.C. while also earning DCSAA Player of the Year honors while leading his school, St. John’s, to a top 25 national ranking and helped win the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.

Now, Mack brings his talents to the Big East where he’ll look to lead Georgetown to its first winning record since the 2018-19 season. The Hoyas are 22-73 over the past three seasons, and securing a commitment from Mack feels like a big-time move in the right direction for head coach Ed Cooley heading into year two of his tenure.