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Former Gate City star McClung enters transfer portal

Tanner Cook • May 13, 2020 at 4:52 PM

According to multiple reports, former Gate City and Georgetown guard Mac McClung has entered the transfer portal. 

McClung becomes one of the most sought-after transfers in the country and has filed a waiver to be immediately eligible. 

He also intends to withdraw his name from the NBA draft, which was set for June 25. 

“It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown,” McClung told Jonathan Givony of ESPN. “I really wanted to stay, but things throughout my career made me realize that I couldn’t.

“I’m looking for a place I can call home. A place I can be a part of a family and help them succeed.”

McClung was named to the Big East’s All-Freshman team for 2018-19 after averaging 13.1 points in 26.4 minutes for the Hoyas. Before being injured, he was in the midst of a breakout sophomore season, averaging 15.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals. 

While at Gate City, McClung led the Blue Devils to the 2018 Class 2 state title, winning 80-65 over R.E. Lee and scoring a state championship game record 47 points. That season for Gate City (28-2), McClung averaged 38.4 points while scoring 1,153 single-season points — a new VHSL record. 

He is also the VHSL career scoring leader, amassing 2,801 points for the Blue Devils. 

McClung received a significant amount of attention and feedback from NBA scouts during the pre-draft process and conducted 11 interviews. He was originally scheduled for five more before deciding to transfer. 

McClung is the second player in as many days with local ties to enter the transfer portal.

On Tuesday, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman tweeted that former Dobyns-Bennett standout Makale Foreman would be transferring from Stony Brook along with two others. Foreman hit a school-record 104 3-pointers last season for the Seawolves. 

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