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Texas’ Top Scorer Tevin Mack Suspended

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Texas’ Top Scorer Tevin Mack Suspended

Texas’ leading scorer Tevin Mack has been suspended by the school indefinitely.

 

“We have a set of standards that we expect people in our program to adhere to,” Texas head coach Shaka Smart said via statement. “Tevin has failed to reach them.”

 

Mack was let go for an unspecified violation of team rules.

 

The university would give no further details, but a Longhorn official did say it had nothing to do with any type of NCAA rules infraction.

 

It was the second time Mack had been suspended this season.

 

The 6-7 sophomore swingman was the team’s top gun, averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds on 39 percent shooting from three.

 

Recently, Mack had exploded for 27 points in a victory against Oklahoma State in early January.

 

ESPN’s No. 48 ranked player in the 2015 recruiting class, Mack averaged nearly 30 points and 9 rebounds as a senior at Dreher High School (Columbia, SC).

 

He originally committed to VCU, then followed Smart when he left the school for the Texas head coaching job.

 

“He has a unique blend of scoring, length and a really nice feel for the game,” Smart told hookem.com of Mack at the time. “In particular, his ability to make shots from the outside is something that was extremely attractive to us.”

 

Now Mack’s future with the Longhorns is extremely uncertain.

 

 

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