Shelvin Mack, who helped lead the Butler Bulldogs to back-to-back college basketball national title game appearances, has foregone his final season of eligibility and will remain in this year’s NBA draft. He’s the second Butler player in two seasons to leave early for the NBA Draft.
Mack was the second-leading scorer (16.0 PG) for the 29-10 Bulldogs. A second team All-Horizon League performer in 2010-11, he was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Southeast Regional, and All-Tournament Team at the Final Four for a second consecutive year. He averaged 20.3 points in Butler’s six NCAA Tournament games.
The 6-3 junior from Lexington, Ky., finishes his collegiate career in 11th place on Butler’s all time scoring list with 1,527 career points. He ranks fifth on Butler’s all-time assist chart with 357 career assists.
A year ago, Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward declared early for the NBA draft, and he wound up
as the No. 9 pick by the Utah Jazz.