Ex-St. John’s basketball commit Cam Mack headed to Prairie View A&M

Former St. John's basketball commit Cam Mack celebrating for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball commit Cam Mack celebrating for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball commit Cam Mack has committed to a new school following his departure from the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Cam Mack is on the move once again as the former St. John’s pledge has announced his commitment to Prairie View A&M.

Mack, who decommitted from the Red Storm following former head coach Chris Mullin’s departure from the program, opted to follow Mullin’s assistant coach, Matt Abdelmassih to Lincoln and play for head coach Fred Hoiberg.

To put it nicely, things weren’t always the best with Mack and Hoiberg as the head coach had to discipline the freshman multiple times throughout the course of the year which escalated to a suspension on March 5 that turned into an indefinite suspension on March 7.

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Cam Mack’s suspension never officially ended as the college basketball season was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The former St. John’s pledge announced he would enter his name in the 2020 NBA Draft but then quickly withdrew and announced he would transfer from Nebraska but Mack would not leave Lincoln quietly with a series of tweeted that seemingly called out his former assistant coach in Abdelmassih.

Mack also followed that up with a tweet to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman regarding his transfer and coach Matt Abdelmassih.


The Austin, Texas native will now be closer to home at Prairie View A&M after he averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Mack continues a trend of high caliber college basketball players opting to play at HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) following the recent racial and social unrest throughout the United States of America.

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The trend was started by Makur Maker who committed to Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis.

Prairie View A&M is a member of the  Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Panthers posted a 19-13 (14-4 SWAC) record last season, winning the conference’s regular season tittle but were unable to play in the SWAC Tournament because of the pandemic.

The Panthers reached the NCAA Tournament in 2019 following its conference championship but lost in the First Four to Farleigh Dickinson.