Rutgers adds second local star in two days

New Rutgers hoops coach Mike Rice has scored his second huge verbal commitment in two days, from local star point guard Myles Mack.

Mack (5-10, 155 lbs.) is the No. 16 point guard in his class in the country, and the No. 72 player overall, according to ESPN's Scouts, Inc.

"Mack is an exciting lead guard who is more of a scorer/playmaker than a distributor," reads his Scouts, Inc., evaluation. "He can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways and compensates as best he can for his lack of size by playing with a high motor and competitive edge." (Click here to read more.)

Mack played at the now-closed Paterson Catholic, and will play for Bob Hurley's St. Anthony's team this coming season. He will be eligible for Rutgers starting in the 2011-2012 season.

On Tuesday, Rice got a verbal commitment from 6-8 power forward Kadeem Jack, formerly of Rice High School in Manhattan.