Oklahoma sophomore guard Kameron McGusty and Wyoming freshman guard Anthony Mack are transferring to the University of Miami to help fill the void caused by the graduation of Ja’Quan Newton and the departures of Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker IV to the NBA Draft..
McGusty started 25 games for the Sooners over two seasons and averaged 9.4 points. He also considered Houston and Virginia Tech. He averaged 17 points as a freshman, but just eight points as a sophomore due to the emergence of freshman Trae Young. McGusty would sit out the 2018-19 Hurricanes season per NCAA transfer rules, and have two years of eligibility left.
Mack, who sat out his first season with concussion issues, will be reunited with high school teammate Deng Gak, who redshirted with Miami.
UM is applying for an NCAA waiver that would allow Mack to be eligible immediately and have four years of eligibility remaining, as he did not play his freshman season.
Mack, 6-6, also had interest from Georgia, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Boston College, Temple, St. Bonaventure, and others. According to multiple reports, he sustained a concussion playing high school football.
He was a three-star prospect coming out of Blair Academy (New Jersey) and ranked 79th among shooting guards, according to 247Sports. He was all-state and all-conference in high school, and got a late offer from national champion Villanova.
Evan Daniels of 247Sports was the first to report Mack’s decision to transfer to Miami.
“Coach [Jim] Larrañaga is obviously one of the top coaches in the NCAA,” Mack told Daniels. “The area, the playing style, the teammates I’m going to have. Deng was my high school teammate. I felt welcomed in like a family, and they have a great fan base.”
Miami was the only school he visited after announcing he was leaving Wyoming.
“I knew I wanted to commit as soon as possible,” Mack said. “Once I knew a school had all the tools to succeed, then I would pick that spot. When I came in here I knew they had a winning team and coach Larrañaga, and when I woke up I just got that feeling.”
Mack joins a backcourt that includes rising sophomore point guard Chris Lykes, rising junior shooting guard Dejan Vasiljevic and rising sophomore Miles Wilson, who sat out last season after transferring from Mount St. Mary’s.