Lewis G. Mack

Lewis Mack
Lewis G. Mack
b. 1954

Year Inducted

When one thinks of Chautauqua County’s finest high school basketball players, who then went on to have outstanding collegiate careers, especially at the NCAA Division I level, the list is relatively short. Lewis G. Mack, an inductee of the Class of 2022 of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, is a member of that elite roster.

Mack was born in 1954 in Virginia and moved with his family to Silver Creek when he was 3-years-old. He attended the Silver Creek schools through his junior year when he was named an All-CCIAC Class B performer on the hardwood for the Black Knights.

Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame coach Mike Tramuta received a “gift” when Mack enrolled at Dunkirk High School for his senior year. Mack, along with teammates such as Jesse Thomas and Dave Szwejbka, compiled a sizzling 20-1 record in 1972-1973, earning the CCIAC championship, the Section VI Class A title and a lofty #2 ranking in New York State for the Marauders. Mack was known for his smothering defense, highlight-reel passes and amazing leaping ability.

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