Post-season honors for Mack, included being selected an All-CCIAC First Team All-Star, being chosen to play in the All-Western New York Public vs. Catholic All-Star Game and getting named to the All-New York State Small School Basketball 4th Team.
Following his 1973 graduation from DHS, the 6’ 3” Mack was recruited by legendary coach Nick Creola to play at Jamestown Community College. In his first season as a Jay Hawk, Mack and his former Dunkirk High teammate, Thomas, led the team to a 26-2 record. In his sophomore year, JCC went 30-4 and won the NJCAA Region 3 championship. Mack became the first JCC player ever named as a First Team All-Region 3 all-star.
During his tenure at JCC, Mack rewrote the school’s basketball record book. He set marks for most points in a season, 767; most points in a career, 1,328; most field goals in a season, 299; most field goals in a career, 530; most assists in a season, 294; most assists in a career, 458; most free throws in a season, 169; and most free throws in a career, 268. In addition he was named the Most Valuable Player in 4 of 5 tournaments in which JCC participated.
Being listed among the top-50 JUCO players in the nation brought recruiting interest in Mack. He accepted a scholarship from Middle Tennessee State of the Ohio Valley Conference. In his first season at MTSU, Mack broke the Blue Raider record for assists in a season with 131 as the team went 16-12. The next year, 1976-77, he set a new school assist mark with 144, including 14 in a game against Arkansas-Little Rock, as the team improved to 20-9. He was named the team’s MVP and Male Athlete of the Year at the Murfreesboro, TN institution.
After college, Lewis played for the Harlem Diplomats touring basketball team. Then he returned to Jamestown Community College as an assistant to his former coach, Nick Creola. Mack stayed with Creola and Assistant Coach Ray Fashano for six years during which the trio took JCC to four appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament during the “glory years” of Jay Hawk basketball.
He returned to Middle Tennessee State in 1994 to earn enough credits to complete his college degree.
Lewis G. Mack, nicknamed “Doc” or “Doctor” or “Dr. L” in his playing days, currently resides in Williston, Florida.