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Georgetown's McClung headed to Texas Tech

Field Level Media
28 May 2020, 06:19 GMT+10

Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung made it official Wednesday, announcing via Twitter that he will transfer to Texas Tech.

McClung, whose leaping ability and thunderous dunks have earned him a large social media following, had been considering six other schools: Southern California, Auburn, Memphis, Arkansas, Wake Forest and BYU.

His Twitter announcement came with the words "Wreck em" and included a visual element of him soaring to the basket on a dunk while wearing a Texas Tech uniform with the No. 0.

The 6-foot-2, high-energy player saw action in 21 games for the Hoyas during his sophomore season in 2019-20 before he was sidelined by a foot injury. He averaged 15.7 points per game with 2.4 assists.

In two seasons at Georgetown, McClung played in 50 games (49 starts), averaging 14.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

From Gate City, Va., he broke Allen Iverson's single-season state high school scoring record in 2018 and scored 2,801 points in his high school career.

As a transfer, McClung will have to sit out the upcoming season, but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The Red Raiders secured another sit-out transfer in guard Jamarius Burton from Wichita State in April.

McClung's transfer was needed good news for the Red Raiders. On Saturday, reports emerged that guard Davide Moretti was leaving the school to play professionally in his home country of Italy, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

Moretti, 22, played three seasons for Texas Tech. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder averaged 13 points, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 34.1 minutes per game across 31 appearances this season, earning third-team All-Big 12 honors. His free-throw percentage (90.2) ranked sixth in Division I, and he also shot 38.3 percent from 3-point territory.

--Field Level Media

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