SOUTH EASTON, MA- Senior captain Wayne Mack (Paterson, NJ) of the Merrimack men's basketball team has been named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference first team. This marks the second all-conference nod in his career as he was tabbed to the All-Rookie squad as a freshman.
Mack paces the Warriors and ranks sixth in the Northeast-10 with 16.2 points per game. The senior guard also leads the league in free throw percentage and minutes played while his 62 steals are good for second.
Mack is one of just two players to have started all 26 contests this season. In his career, Mack has appeared in 109 games and made 108 starts.
This season, he is averaging 5.8 rebounds per game and ranks fifth in the conference with 134 defensive boards. Mack has connected on 44.4% of his field-goal attempts on the year and 38.1% from beyond the arc.
On November 16, 2011, Mack became the 38th player in program history to amass 1,000 career points with a 22-point effort in Merrimack's victory over Franklin Pierce. He currently ranks 18th on the all-time scoring list with 1,380 points.
Mack was chosen as the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week December 5 after averaging 29.0 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Warriors.
Merrimack finished the regular season with a 15-11 overall record and a 12-10 mark in the Northeast-10 to tie for fifth in the standings with Southern Connecticut. The Warriors claimed the sixth seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and will travel to face third-seeded Stonehill February 26 in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament. The Warriors have reached the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament in each of the past 10 seasons.
Merrimack moved up to seventh in the East Region as the second regional rankings of the 2011-12 season. The Warriors climbed two spots in the rankings after being tabbed ninth in the season's first rankings.