Academic All Star - Kevin Mack

By wbng sports

February 3, 2012 Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM EDT

Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

Chenango Valley knows a little something about success with twins.
The Greene Brothers are leaders of the football and wrestling teams.
But there's another set of twins, making waves for the Warriors.
And one of those twins leads the boys basketball team.
Action Sports reporter Gabe Osterhout introduces us to Kevin Mack, this week's Academic All-Star.

Normally when you ask a high school student, they'll tell you they want to make the winning shot to win a state championship.
But Chenango Valley senior Kevin Mack is different.
He says he would take the shot if he had to, but would prefer to find the open man, and do what's best for the team.

"Usually I'm not seen as a scorer and I've had some higher scoring games but most of the time, I just play defense and give assists...that's what I'm best at."
Mack carries a 94 average in the classroom.
His favorite subject is math, and is going to college to study engineering.
Not a bad choice since he helps engineer the Warriors offense as the team's point guard.
"You can analyze the situation if you're able to take a step back and look at it, like an engineer would look at something else and see how it works and figure things out that way."
He may not be the most vocal of leaders, but coaches say he is most definitely a leader.
And will be missed next season.

"He's like a standard at practice. He tries hard in every drill. He teams up with some of the younger players when we do shooting drills and defensive drills. He's a real role model for the younger guys."
Mack will be close to home, continuing his education at Broome Community College.
But his basketball playing days will most likely end when this season is over.
While he loves basketball, he plans to concentrate on his true love at the next level, baseball.
And that's Kevin Mack is this week's Academic All-Star.
In the Town of Fenton, Gabe Osterhout, Action Sports.

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