Iowa cracks top 5 for highly sought-after Wofford transfer
BJ Mack, one of the more interesting prospects in the transfer portal, revealed his top 5 list Tuesday afternoon. The list was almost entirely made up of SEC programs, but also includes Iowa as the lone non-SEC representative. Mack also included Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and South Carolina.
Mack, who stands at 6-8, 245 pounds, has 1 remaining season of edibility in college basketball, taking advantage of an additional year granted by the Covid-19 eligibility ruling. He played his freshman season at South Florida before transferring and starring 3 seasons at Wofford.
Mack is an elite scorer and every level and a strong rebounder with his size, averaging 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Terriers last season.
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— BJ Mack (@thebjmack33) April 4, 2023
Where is the best fit for Mack?
Iowa and Mack are scheduled to visit April 17-19. He could be an interesting addition for the Hawks, adding some much-needed frontcourt talent with Kris Murray (Draft eligible) and Filip Rebraca (out of eligibility) likely heading out this offseason.
Alabama is not a team to take lightly here as well. The Crimson Tide are going to be without a strong portion of their team from this past season, and Mack could make an immediate impact. Perhaps most importantly for Nate Oats and Co. Mack can spread the floor with a 34% hit rate from range on 147 total 3-pointers attempted.
There’s always a geography angle to keep in mind, too. South Carolina/Columbia would keep the Wofford transfer in the Palmetto State, just a few hours from where he grew up in Charlotte.