Hawks Sign Former Butler Star Shelvin Mack

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    The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract, Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.

    In his second NBA season, Mack has played in 11 total games (two starts) with the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 3.6 points on .401 shooting, 1.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 13.7 minutes per game. In his seven games (two starts) with the Wizards, he averaged 5.3 points on .400 shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 20.4 minutes per contest. He appeared in four games and totaled eight minutes played with the 76ers.

    The 6-foot-3, 215-pound point guard from Butler most recently played with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. In 23 games (22 starts), he averaged 20.1 points on .454 shooting, 4.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists in 40.3 minutes per game. He was selected to participate in the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game.

    As a rookie in 2011-12, Mack played in 64 of 66 games with the Wizards, averaging 3.6 points on .400 shooting, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.1 minutes per game.

    Mack will wear uniform No. 8, and will be available for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. game at Philips Arena versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

    Mack was brought in after the Hawks released center/forward Jeremy Tyler earlier today. Since Lou Williams went down with an ACL tear, the Hawks have been searching for perimeter scoring from their bench.

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