Shelvin Mack Update - Minnesota Timberwolves
After the first group cleared the Life Time Fitness Training
Center, six prospects hit the floor to conclude the initial workout
process in Minneapolis. Oregon's Mike Dunigan, Hofstra's Charles
Jenkins, Butler's Mack, Georgia's Travis Leslie, Kansas' Josh
Selby, and Maryland's Jordan Williams were all in
Williams and Dunigan mainly worked on the blocks as the only true frontcourt players. On the perimeter, Jenkins, Mack, Leslie, and Selby collided for two hours with each player demonstrating unique skills.
The front office members sitting courtside on Tuesday afternoon examined a group of combo guards that are attempting to convince their future employers they are capable of running an NBA team from the point guard position. Mack made it clear from the opening minutes of the workout that he is a lead guard.
"I think he is more of a one," Ronzone stated. "We had him on the US Select Team this summer and he went against Derrick Rose and those big body guys and played very well. He was pretty impressive out here today."
The Butler star propelled the Bulldogs to their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament championship game and is a self proclaimed winner. During the session, Mack hit several perimeter jumpers from midrange and the NBA 3-point line and was strong with his dribble. However, he shined on the defensive end, halting driving attempts and handcuffing his opponent. Mack is supremely confident after competing against Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, Rajon Rondo, and Russell Westbrook at the World Championship training camp last year.
Mack believes he is ready to take the next step, "It's a tough position, every night you're going to have to go against someone tough, but it's the type of challenge I'm looking forward to and I can't wait for it."