Friday, June 13, 2008
Mack Transferring from Memphis
As first reported by the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis sophomore guard Doneal Mack has decided to leave the Tigers and transfer to another school. "Next year is his junior year, and we just feel like it's time to move on," his father, Greg Mack, said. "We're not getting the positive feedback that we expect to get from the Tiger coaches, and it's time to move on." Greg said the main reason for the transfer was the lack of playing time, and the fact Mack's minutes dropped from his freshman to sophomore season. "You were at the games; you know (the playing time) went down from his freshman year to his sophomore year," Greg said. "We need to know what we're up against, and we're not getting answers. The kid wants to play and without those answers, we can't go into next year guessing." Coach John Calipari is going to miss coaching Mack, but he also understands the decision. "I'm disappointed because I loved coaching the kid, I think he really improved," Calipari said, "but I also respect he and his family's decision, and I wish him nothing but the best." Mack averaged 6.9 points per game off the bench last season.