Hawks sign Shelvin Mack for remainder of season

Daniel Christian —  March 26, 2013

The Atlanta Hawks have signed reserve point guard Shelvin Mack for the remainder of the season, according to a statement by Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry. Mack was signed to a 10-day contract on March 6, which was subsequently renewed on March 16. Mack will be an unrestricted free agent upon season’s end.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound former Butler Bulldog has averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 assists in 6.7 minutes-per-contest in his nine games with the Hawks. He scored a season high 10 points on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers, connecting on four of nine attempted field goals. He also contributed four assists, two rebounds, and a steal in 19 minutes of play.

Mack has been playing as the third string point guard behind Jeff Teague and Devin Harris, but with Harris out for Monday night’s game, Mack assumed regular back-up responsibilities. He played the entire fourth quarter in lieu of starter Jeff Teague.

Mack has also spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards this season. His career averages are 3.5 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 1.4 rebounds per game.

Daniel Christian