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Star Harvard Guard Malik Mack Decides to Enter NCAA Transfer Portal | Sports

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Mar 27, 2024

Harvard men’s basketball guard Malik Mack has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a source familiar with the situation. While Mack has not made a final decision to leave Harvard, there has been speculation that he may transfer to a program in a larger conference that allows NIL payments, where he could potentially earn a significant amount of money. Mack, who did not comment on the situation, had an impressive first collegiate season, averaging 17.2 points, 4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game, ranking him third in the nation among freshmen in points per game.

The Maryland native was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was recognized on the Lou Henson Award Midseason Watch List. Despite his success, Harvard’s season ended prematurely as they finished just outside the Ivy League qualification spots for postseason play. Mack’s potential departure would be a significant loss for the Crimson, considering his impact on the team and his accolades throughout the season.

Mack initially chose Harvard over other offers in 2022, citing his relationship with Head Coach Tommy Amaker. However, the lack of an NIL collective at Harvard may be a factor in Mack’s decision to explore other opportunities. Forward Justice Ajogbor also entered the transfer portal as a grad transfer in March, further complicating Harvard’s basketball program. These developments highlight the challenges faced by student-athletes navigating the evolving landscape of college sports.

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