Last month starting Point Guard Cam Mack announced he would be entering the NBA draft process, but maintaining his eligibility to return to NCAA play. Personnel within the Nebraska Cornhuskers team made it clear they expected Mack would be leaving Lincoln regardless of his status in the draft. That was confirmed today on Twitter by Mack when he posted the following:
I will be transferring from nebraska and keep my eligibility for the nba draft thanks! Stay safe ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/GRuYi8kjUf— Cam Mack (@Camiscute2) April 2, 2020
Cam Mack transferred to Nebraska following a season at Stephen F. Austin. He started in 24 games this season, and played in 28 total. He averaged 12 points per game (third on the team and 21st in conference), led the team in assists with 6.4 per game (third best average in the conference), and averaged 4.5 rebounds.
Mack will have his place in the record books despite his short stint with the Cornhuskers. His 179 assists is best for third all-time in a single season by a Cornhusker. He is tied with Charles Richardson Jr. who dished 179 assists in 2007. Mack was also the first, and still only, player in Nebrasketball history to get a triple-double in their 70-56 home win over the Purdue Boilermakers back in December. Mack scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 12 assists.
He also struggled with disciplinary issues. He was late to numerous film sessions and had other team rule violations, resulting in suspensions and losing his starting position for multple games over the season. After being suspended for the second to last game against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, he was also cited in a hit and run accident. He proceeded to travel with the team to the final game at Minnesota where he and Dachon Burke Jr. were suspended from the team and sent home. He did not travel with the team to Indianapolis for their final game of the season in the Big Ten Tournament later that week.
Cam Mack’s mother is battling cancer right now, and as he mentioned in his statement on Twitter it is an ongoing struggle to help her in her fight. One would likely expect Mack to pursue a transfer to be closer to his home in Austin, Texas as a result.