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McClung narrows list to seven

Kevin Mays • May 20, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Mac McClung has narrowed his choices to seven.

The former Gate City star who led the Blue Devils to the VHSL Class 2 state championship in 2018 and has played two years for coach Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown squad announced one week ago that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal.

On Wednesday, McClung announced the seven schools — Wake Forest, Arkansas, BYU, Southern California, Memphis, Auburn and Texas Tech — where he is considering transferring.

McClung made the announcement in an 11-second video on Twitter, with different frames showing him wearing the uniforms of the seven different schools. He made no comment on the post regarding his choices.

Prior to choosing Georgetown out of high school, McClung was heavily recruited by ETSU and its then-coach Steve Forbes, who was recently hired at Wake Forest.

Last week in an interview with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, McClung said there was no way he could stay with the Hoyas.

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

He announced earlier this year that he was exploring entering the NBA draft, but he withdrew his name from the draft and instead entered the transfer portal.

McClung averaged 15.7 points per game during his sophomore season with Georgetown. He was named to the Big East All-Freshman team two seasons ago after averaging 13.1 points per game for the Hoyas.

McClung owns the VHSL career scoring record with 2,801 points and is on top of the VHSL single-season scoring record with 1,153 points.

The single-season record came in McClung’s senior season at Gate City when he averaged 38.4 points per game.

Times News sports reporter Tanner Cook contributed to this story.

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