Mackey does project probably a bit higher than 8.0 ppg. I was trying to back into my 60 number with the starting 5. His problem is going to be does he get the attempts. Over the last 2 seasons, he is getting about 6.5 attempts per game. On those, he got 7.6 ppg as a frosh, and 8.8 ppg last year. He is going to shoot mid to low 40’s from the field and mid 30’s from 3, so he needs to bump up to about 10 attempts a game to score 11-12 ppg. He doesn’t get to the free throw line very often. Probably not enough shots to get all 4 core starters into double figures. I like HG to bump up his scoring dramatically this season, if healthy. He has a nice all around game, and can score in many ways (set shooter, off dribble, off offensive glass). I think MM really jumps the scoring up as a senior. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get 18 ppg as a senior with big 3 gone.
He did score in double figures in his last 5 games of last season, and obviously those were the biggest 5 games of the season. So, that projects well.