Cam Mack

Cam Mack averaged 19.1 points and 7.5 assists per game this season for Salt Lake Community College.

LINCOLN — Fred Hoiberg got his point guard.

Cam Mack, who averaged 19.1 points and 7.5 assists this season at Salt Lake Community College, committed to Nebraska on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore-to-be was being recruited by Arkansas and Gonzaga. He was in Lincoln Saturday on an official visit.

“Mainly, it’s just I felt comfortable here,” Mack said. “I like how Coach Hoiberg and me, our relationship and how they want to get me to the next level.”

His role when he gets to Lincoln?

“I’m gonna come run the show,” Mack said.

Nebraska now has three open scholarships remaining. Three-point specialist Matej Kavas and Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Haanif Cheatham, both of whom visited Lincoln last weekend, committed in recent days.

Mack was ranked as the No. 2 junior college player for most of the season. A three-star prospect out of high school in Austin, Texas, Mack first enrolled at Stephen F. Austin in the summer of 2017 but left for Hutchinson Community College after the first semester. Soon after he arrived in Kansas, the assistant who recruited him left. That assistant was close with Todd Phillips at Salt Lake, so Mack moved west for the 2018-19 season.

In his first game, Mack scored 21 points with eight assists and seven rebounds. In his second game, he made six 3-pointers and dished out six assists with 40 points.

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“I was like, ‘Woah, we got a dude right here,’ ” Phillips told The World-Herald recently. “When he gets going, he’s a menace.”

On Nov. 14, Mack committed to St. John’s. He wanted to be in New York, and he trusted then-assistant Matt Abdelmassih.

Mack decommitted after Abdelmassih left for Nebraska in April. He originally told a recruiting website that he wasn’t going to Lincoln. That changed.

“There’s a really good support system here,” Mack said. “The facilities are crazy, everything is crazy here. I just like the environment, the town, just the support, I like it.”

Mack recorded double-digit points and assists eight times this season, and in those contests averaged 18.1 points and 11.6 assists with a 3.4-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He also had three triple-doubles.

Phillips believes he could be the best point guard in the country.

“I try to just bring intensity, toughness and winning,” Mack said. “Just, like, if you and me on a team, I’m here to win. I don’t play no games, man. I’m here to win.”

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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