Chaz Mack honored by NJCAA

Cochise College men’s basketball sensation Chaz Mack was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American second team.

The NJCAA first, second and third teams each consist of 10 players, making Mack among the top 20 players in the nation. Mack, originally from Tucson is a forward. This year, he averaged 20 points per game and ten rebounds per game. As a starter, he led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) in scoring and was second in rebounding.

This past year, Mack was named the first team All ACCAC and first-team All-Region I. Despite having wrist surgery in October 2016, Mack was presented the Pinnacle Award of Academic Excellence by the NJCAA while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  In May Mack will graduate with an Associate of Arts in Economics. Next season, he will attend Cornell University and play in the Ivy League NCAA Division I.

“We are so proud of Chaz Mack and what he has done for our program. He is a true student/athlete. He has earned A’s here at Cochise with just one B in Business Calculus. Chaz led us to the region title game this year and won 49 games in his two-year playing career.  He also did a great job coming back from a very tough injury.  Chaz is going to represent Cochise at the highest level, playing NCAA Division I basketball and going to an Ivy league school,” said Apaches Head Coach Jerry Carrillo