6’7 ’19 BJ Mack of Team United 2019 recently played in the loaded 16U Summer Havoc. He averaged a double double which is impressive for any player, but he did this against competition that is at least two full grades older.
He averaged 14 PPG and 12 RPB. Coming into the event, BJ has already made a name for himself on the national scene. He is a consensus top 30 player in his class. What separates BJ from his peers is his size, athleticism and overall skill set. His offensive skill set is advanced and he sports a soft shooting touch which creates problems for the opposition. He’s a legitimate scoring option and has the ability to dominate the game with his aggressive rebounding ability.
While BJ has an advanced skill set, it is still developing which speaks volume for the prized prospect. In addition to his soft shooting touch from the mid-range area, BJ has the ability to put the ball on the floor and make strong/powerful moves to the rim. He can both overpower on the interior but can also be a finesse player too.
In addition, BJ has passer friendly hands and is also a passer friendly “big” from the low post position. Like his teammate Nicholas Evtimov, he is excellent in posting up on the block and has the ability to pass out of the post and re-establish low post position. He has patience and maturity and doesn’t try to dominate his touches in the paint. It’s a difficult balance but one he has mastered early.
It’s not often that young players exceed expectations, but BJ Mack proved his worth against older and talented competition. If he continues the current projection, you can expect BJ Mack to be recruited at the highest level.
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