On Sunday evening, Texas Tech guard Mac McClung declared that he plans to enter the transfer portal while also going through the NBA draft process.
“My main focus right now is getting ready for the up-and-coming NBA draft,” McClung said on Twitter. “While going through this process I will be in the transfer portal.”
— mac mcclung (@McclungMac) April 11, 2021
After the 6-foot-2 star guard transferred from Georgetown after his freshman season, McClung spent the past season at Texas Tech. He led the Red Raiders in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game. He also shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.
This past season, McClung provided some leadership and stability to the team, after starting all 29 games for Texas Tech. He proved to be a versatile asset to the team, as he averaged 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per night.
After finishing this season, McClung earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 second team honors. He led Texas Tech to an 18-11 season and a six seed in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
According to ESPN’s Top 100 for the NBA draft, McClung is not ranked. The rising senior won’t have to make a final decision until around July as to whether he’ll return to school or go pro. If he decides against going pro, he’ll still have two years of college eligibility remaining since the unprecedented 2019-20 season didn’t count against players’ eligibility.
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