According to the team’s official news release, the Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that they have signed former Butler product Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract.
This is Mack’s third call-up to the NBA this season. He started the season with the Washington Wizards and most recently played for the Philadelphia 76ers after signing two 10-day contracts with Philly on Jan. 17 and Jan. 28, respectively.
On February 4, he was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
Mack spent time with the Maine Red Claws of the Development League, appearing in four games from Nov. 23 – Dec. 2, averaging 17.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 38.3 minutes per game.
Drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 34th overall pick in 2011, Mack appeared in 64 of 66 games during his rookie campaign, averaging 3.6 points on .400 shooting, with 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.1 minutes per game.
In his second season, however, he played in just 11 NBA games, making two starts, with the Wizards and 76ers, averaging 3.6 points on .401 shooting with 1.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 13.7 minutes per game.
In his seven games, including both starts with the Wizards, he averaged 5.3 points on .400 shooting with 2.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 20.4 minutes per contest. He appeared in four games and tallied eight minutes with the 76ers.
Mack was waived by the Wizards on January 7, and was reacquired by the Red Claws two days later. 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.
On the news of the signing, Hawks head coach Larry Drew said ”I’ve always admired the way he plays.”
Mack must happy to be away from the Wizards and 76ers, as he was quoted as saying ”It’s great to come to an organization that is winning right now,” via Twitter.
Mack will wear No. 8 with the Hawks and will be available for tonight’s game in Atlanta against the Philadelphia 76ers.