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Big weekend boosts 4-star Mack

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Every year there are prospects who take advantage of the chance to play in front of college coaches during travel season. Columba (S.C.) Dreher wing Tevin Mack took his game to another level this weekend at the Pitt Jam Fest by putting up huge numbers in the scoring column.
"I had a really good weekend," Mack told Rivals.com. "I think I averaged somewhere around 28 or 29 points for the weekend. I know I had two 38-point games and I had 26 in the last game."
Mack credits his success this weekend to the hard work he's put in the past few months.
"I think it was a combination of hard work paying off and just getting hot. I've been working really hard since the high school season ended. I've been going hard in the weight room and on the court."
College coaches are always in the market for players that score at a high level, so it's no surprise that several high-major programs are turning up the heat on Mack.
"Since I got home, I've heard from Tennessee and I'm supposed to go meet with Frank Martin at South Carolina this week. The schools I've been hearing from the most before the weekend were Clemson, Georgia, VCU, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, USC and South Carolina. Only Georgia and VCU offered."
The four-star wing recently took an unofficial visit to VCU to get a closer look at Shaka Smart's program.
"I visited VCU like two weeks ago. It went really well. I liked it. I like their program up there. It's a good place."
Clemson is another school commonly mentioned in Mack's recruitment, and he was very impressed by the success the Tigers had on the court this season.
"They had a good year this year. They finished like fifth in the ACC. K.J. McDaniels had a really good year over there at my position."
Like Clemson, Georgia made a strong impression on Mack by finishing tied for second in the SEC this season.
"They had a good year too. I went to the game when they played at South Carolina, and they played well that game."
The recruiting process for Mack is just now beginning to take off for Mack, so he's in no rush to name favorites or end his recruitment.
"I don't have any favorites right now. I'm just going to wait it out a little bit and see what type of interest comes in from different schools. I'll probably decide sometime during next school year."
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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