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Mac McClung chooses Texas Tech for transfer destination

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung will have two seasons of eligibility remaining in Lubbock.

Mac McClung of the Georgetown Hoyas takes a foul shot during a college basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Capital One Arena on February 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Mac McClung made his transfer official today via social media, choosing the Texas Tech Red Raiders as his new school after leaving Georgetown two years into his college career.

In 21 games last season for the Hoyas, McClung averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. A foot injury limited him to just one eight-minute stretch of basketball after January 28th, and he missed the rest of the season.

His eligibility with Texas Tech will be dependent on his graduation status at Georgetown, as well as any petitions or appeals he could make with the NCAA. Because the one-time transfer rule in men’s basketball was shelved for this year, the old rules continue to apply which means a player must either graduate from his previous school or petition to be immediate eligible.

It’s another huge recruiting win for Chris Beard, who took TTU to the national final in 2019 after an Elite Eight appearance in 2018. McClung’s previous coach Patrick Ewing is still recovering from Covid-19, and will have a rebuild on his hands with the loss of both McClung and center Omer Yurtseven from last year’s disappointing and injury-plagued team.