Oliver Mack

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Oliver Mack
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Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Nationality: American
Born: 6/6/1957
Birthplace: New York, NY
Draft: 25th overall
Drafted By: L.A. Lakers
College: East Carolina University
NBA Career: 1981-1982
Mavs Tenure: 1981-1982

Oliver Mack (born June 6, 1957 in New York, New York) was signed by the Mavericks as a free agent on November 17, 1980 and played in Dallas for parts of the 1980-1981 and 1981-1982 seasons.

Mack attended Bryant High School in Queens where he was New York City's High School Player of the Year in his senior season.

He began his college career at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Texas where he became one of only three players to be named to the all-junior college tournament team two times.

Mack transferred to East Carolina University majoring in education. As a junior, he finished fourth nationally with a 28.0 ppg scoring average and went on to become the first NBA player from East Carolina.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Mack in the second round of the 1979 NBA draft. He appeared in 27 games for L.A. before being traded, along with 1980 and 1981 second round picks, to the Chicago Bulls for Mark Landsberger on February 14, 1980.

For the Bulls, Mack appeared in 23 games in 1980 averaging 8.0 ppg along with 1.4 assists per game. The next season he was waived after appearing in just three games with Chicago.

Dallas signed the 6'3 shooting guard on November 17, 1980. Mack played in 62 games for the expansion Mavericks posting the best numbers of his career over the remainder of the season with 10.2 ppg and 2.6 apg.

He led the Mavs in scoring six times that season including a career-high 28 points in what was to be Dallas' largest win of the season, a 132-109 victory over the Nets in New Jersey. Mack earned the starting off-guard spot after only five games with the team and led the Mavericks in scoring six times over the course of the year.

After appearing in 13 games for Dallas in the 1981-1982 season he was released.