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Posted On: 04/27/18 11:00 AM
Class of 2019 forward Mack Burgett of LC Bird and Team Loaded 804 is emerging from sleeper status this spring. The versatile lefty played a key role in his team’s run to the championship in their division at Adidas DC last weekend, and is beginning to see his recruitment expand a result.
“I have three offers right now. Arkansas State, Catawba and West Va Wesleyan, with heavy interest from VMI and Lafayette,” said Burgett, who picked up his Catawba offer earlier this week. “My goal is to keep getting better, keep winning, and hope people take notice.”
At 6-foot-7 Burgett is a southpaw that does it all. He like to do all the little things no one else wants to do in order for his team to to win. Burgett can shoot the 3, and has a nice mid range pull up jumper. He also takes pride in being a versatile defender.
“I can defend anyone from the center to the shooting guard. If we need to shut one guy down that’s my job, need to execute a play, i make sure we do it,” Burgett explained. “I’m a leader on the floor and love nothing more than winning.”
The things Burgett does that could go overlooked are all the little things he does to keep his team rolling. Whether that’s getting on the floor for the loose ball, making the extra pass to a hot teammate, or taking that big charge to start a run. Burgett says he is in the gym or weight room with the coaches most days of the week improving his overall game.
“My most improved aspects are definitely my jump shot and my athleticism. The biggest thing I learned this season was confidence,” he stated. “With all the extra work I put in during the preseason, and experience I gained, I knew I was ready to go ball out and no one was taking that from me. Next I need to improve how I attack off the dribble and finish in traffic.”
What can Burgett bring to a college program?
“I think I can bring my natural leadership, a winning mentality, and an aspect of constant hard work and competition.”
Mack Burgett is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-75 player in his class. To view the full ranking of Virginia’s 2019 class, click here.