Mike Rice said he was going to hit the ground running when he took the Rutgers job, but this isn't running -- this is a full sprint. Rice and Rutgers landed their fourth commit for the Class of 2011 in PG Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony), who is No. 71 in the ESPNU 100 and the 16th-ranked point guard in the country. He joins 6-foot-6 SF Malick Kone (St. George, Va/Blue Ridge School), 6-8 PF Derrick Randall (Brooklyn, N.Y./South Kent) and 6-8 PF Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y./South Kent School) in Rutgers' class and what's impressive is that Rice has yet to even coach a game. He's been able to sell his vision of the program to the players. Mack is a playmaking guard who combines a dangerous 3-point shot with the quickness to get anywhere he wants on the court. He has deep range and unwavering confidence in his shot. At just 5-10 and 155 pounds, Mack is undeniably undersized both in terms of his height and his weight, but he's tough and extremely competitive. More importantly, he's fearless. He'll drive into the paint and utilize a series of floaters, pull-up jumpers and wide angle lay-ups. He has solid body control and finishes at a surprisingly high rate despite his size.
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