Clemson University

Report: Former Columbia standout Tevin Mack considering Clemson, two others

Is a return to the Palmetto State in line for Tevin Mack?

According to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, there is a possibility that Mack could be returning to play his senior season in his home state. On his Twitter account Friday, Rothstein lists Clemson as one of three schools Mack is considering with the other two being Houston and Oregon.

Mack graduated from Alabama and would be immediately eligible wherever he plays.

Evan Daniels of 247Sports posted on Twitter Saturday afternoon that Mack is taking an official visit to Clemson on Monday.

Clemson is losing four starters in guards Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell and forwards Elijah Thomas and David Skara. UNC Asheville transfer forward Jonathan Baehre also will miss the season after suffering an ACL injury.

“We’re working really hard to add a couple more pieces. I think our program’s in a really good situation,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said last month.

Mack declared his name for the NBA Draft but announced this week he pulled his name out and would be transferring from the Crimson Tide for his senior season.

As a junior, Mack averaged 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds this year for Alabama.

Mack was a four-star recruit coming out of Dreher High School and ranked 57th nationally by 247sports. He signed with Texas and spent two seasons with the Longhorns, averaging 14 points a game as a sophomore, before transferring to Alabama.