Cochise College 6-foot-6 sophomore do-it-all forward Chaz Mack had a terrific season for Cochise head coach Jerry Carrillo and his staff, and now he has capped it off and years of hard work - giving a verbal commitment to a program in the Ivy League.
Recently, Mack gave a verbal pledge to Cornell University - a major commitment for one prospect that has worked very hard throughout his basketball career, and is well deserving of the opportunity.
This season as a sophomore, Mack was extremely productive in the ACCAC - ranking among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding. Mack ranked first in scoring in the conference, after averaging 19.9 points per/game. He also ranked second in the conference in rebounding - averaging an impressive 10.1 rebounds per/contest. For his efforts this season, Mack was selected as a First-Team All-ACCAC Selection, and could have been selected as the conference's player of the year. Mack led Cochise to a 23-9 overall record this season, and a runner-up finish for the ACCAC Conference Championship.
Mack is a throwback player that competes on both ends of the floor. While he is a tweener for the power-forward position, he is a mis-match for opposing players. He has excellent work ethic, on and off the floor, and is as productive a player on the court as I have seen in my 20+ years of covering Arizona.
Mack is a tribute to hard work and a role model for Arizona's up-and-coming basketball talent. After receiving little to no college recruitment as a standout player in high school, Mack did not give up, and, instead, spent a year in post-graduate school, before moving on to Cochise College where he thrived under the leadership of legendary juco coach Jerry Carrillo and his staff.
Congratulations to Chaz and his family on this amazing accomplishment from myself and our Arizona Preps' staff. Thank you Chaz also for proving that there is still a great place for hard work in the sport.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Mack is a hard-hat that has excellent work ethic and competes hard on both ends of the floor. As a result, he gets the most out of his ability and is a nice addition to any team that he plays for. Mack has improved his ability to make shots from the perimeter with range, which now makes him difficult to defend for opposing teams. A mis-match for opposing defenders on the floor, Mack can score inside and out. He is an effective low-post player with excellent footwork and a good jump hook, and up-and-under moves. He is an effective rebounder that plays much bigger than his size suggests. A good low post defender and also able to defend smaller perimeter players on the court. An excellent sleeper prospect that is extremely productive on the floor. A winner.