LUBBOCK, Texas – Mac McClung has officially signed to play basketball at Texas Tech, head coach Chris Beard announced on Thursday. A rising junior who transfers from Georgetown University, McClung will have two years of eligibility remaining after averaging 14.2 points, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.8 rebounds for the Hoyas in 50 career games.
McClung is coming off a sophomore season where he led Georgetown by averaging 15.7 points per game after scoring 13.1 points in 29 games as a freshman. A Gate City, Virginia native, McClung is the all-time scoring leader in Virginia High School League history with 2,801 points after a record-setting senior season where he scored 1,153 points. He earned VHSL Player of the Year and led his team to the Virginia 2A State Championship for the first time in program history after he went off for 47 points.
At Georgetown, he scored a career-high 38 points in his first season against Little Rock and then dropped 33 points on Oklahoma State last year in Stillwater. He finished last season shooting 39.4 percent from the field with 31 3-pointers made and also provided 2.4 steals and 1.4 assists. He scored in double figures in 13 of 21 games played, including going for 20 or more in seven games. Along with his 33-point performance against OSU, he also dropped 26 against Syracuse with three 3-pointers and going 9-for-10 from the free-throw line.
A 6-foot-2 guard, McClung earned BIG EAST All-Freshman Team honors after producing six 20-plus scoring performances in his first collegiate season. He started all 29 games as a freshman and was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week two times.
He chose the Red Raiders over Auburn, Memphis, USC, Brigham Young, Arkansas and Wake Forest after testing the NBA Draft process and announcing his intention to transfer from Georgetown. McClung is the third transfer to join the Red Raiders from a Division I program following Jamarius Burton (Wichita State) and Marcus Santos-Silva (VCU). Texas Tech has also announced the signings of Chibuzo Agbo, Nimari Burnett, Micah Peavy and Esahia Nyiwe.