A proven post player whose offensive role will increase with the departure of two of last season?s top three scorers... Added touches should create added productivity for the center, who was second on the squad in rebounding and fourth in scoring last season... One of the premier post players in the Mountain West Conference.
As A Junior (2001-02)
MWC Rankings: 5th in field-goal percentage (52.4), 8th in offensive rebounding (2.18), 11th in free-throw percentage (72.8), 14th in rebounding (4.4)
One of six players to see action in all 33 games, making 29 starts during the season (the third highest total on the squad)... Fourth on the team in scoring (10.6), second in rebounding (4.4), first in field-goal percentage (52.4) and first in free-throw percentage (72.8)... Became just the sixth player since the 1959-60 campaign and the second player in the last 19 years to lead San Diego State in both field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage in the same season (Steve Malovic 1978, Tony Gwynn 1980, Michael Cage 1981 and 1983, Donnell Plummer 1982 and Chad Nelson 1995)... Led the Aztecs in scoring three times and in rebounding three times... Produced 17 double-figure scoring games... One of two players to rank in the top 11 of both the Mountain West Conference field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage categories and top 15 rebounding chart (the other was second-team all-MWC junior Brian Greene, Colorado State)... Showed remarkable growth as the season progressed, looking more comfortable and playing more relaxed... The only one of the top four scorers that saw his productivity increase during the conference season... Averaged 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and shot 53.3 percent from the field in 14 conference games... Continued that solid play during the Mountain West Conference Championship when he averaged 13.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while connecting on 50.0 percent from the floor and 81.8 percent from the line in the Aztecs? wins over Brigham Young, Wyoming and UNLV... Scored a season-high 21 points and added eight rebounds as the Aztecs won at New Mexico (2-2-02) for the first time since 1984... Mackell scored 16 of the Aztecs? 32 first-half points in the contest to help SDSU stay within striking distance of the Lobos... Scored a game-high 20 points and connected on all six of his free-throw attempts as San Diego State defeated Brigham Young (3-7-02) in the quarterfinal round of the MWC tournament... Recorded seven or more rebounds eight times during the campaign... Posted 15 or more points 13 times.
Named the California junior college player of the year after averaging 22.4 points and 10.6 rebounds as a sophomore... Led Porterville Junior College to a 62-5 record during his two seasons, including a California state championship during the 1999-2000 season... Ranked among the top 10 in the Community College League of California during his second season at Porterville... Was 10th in points, seventh in rebounding and fourth in field-goal percentage... Listed as the number two junior college power forward in the country by Lindy's and the 10th best by The Sporting News... Named to Street & Smith's all-West junior college team. .. Named the 21st most recruitable junior college prospect by PrepStars.com.
Lettered three seasons at Eastern High in Washington D.C... Named most valuable player of the city championship.
Born Aug. 27, 1978, in Washington D.C... Son of Gwendolyn Mackell... A criminal justice administration major.