Q&A with John Mack

Name: John Mack

School & Grade: Minisink Valley junior

Height and Position: 6-foot-2 Guard

After a career-high 9 touchdowns in football this season, Mack is transitioning to his second sport — basketball. He broke his collarbone during the football season, and has just been cleared to start practicing with the team. He was the leading scorer for the Warriors last season. 


If you had to compare your game to any basketball player, past or present, who would it be and why?

   “Kristaps Porzingis because he’s not quick but isn’t limited just to the post he can shoot from various areas.”

Besides yourself, or anyone else on your team, who do you think the best basketball player in Section 9 is and why?

   “Brian Moore (Kingston), Marquis Gill (Middletown) or Dior Johnson (Saugerties) because they can all take over a game in their own way.”

Any idea what profession you want to pursue after high school?

   “I wanna play a college sport — most likely football — then become a teacher. Not sure what type, either history or physical education”

You’re only allowed to listen to one musical artist for the rest of your life. Who you listenin’ to?

   “J. Cole because he’s a lyrical genius.”

One fact that most people don’t know about you.

   “Two facts: My middle name is Kerwin & I write lefty but throw righty”

What’s your favorite NBA team and why?

   “New York Knicks because I’m a longtime fan. Hopefully they’ll see better days.”

What current trend makes no sense to you?

   “There’s this meme where they did surgery on a grape, pretty overrated meme right there.”

What takes up too much of your time?

   “Instagram, Snapchat and Fortnite”

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

   “Everyone needs to use reusable straws at least once in their lives. The amount of innocent sea-turtles we’re killing is just ridiculous. We need to save the sea turtles.”