Georgetown guard Mac McClung soon-to be Junior is leaving Georgetown, as first reported by #therealsources. McClung also had his name on the draft but he intends to withdraw his name from the draft and transfer.
Mac McClung leaving adds him to Josh LeBlanc, James Akinjo, Galen Alexander, Myron Gardner as players to transfer from Georgetown since the start of last season. Patrick Ewing is holding onto his job for dear life at this point and he could be ready for an exit following this season, in large part because he’s been unable to keep any recruits.
Now let’s look at some possible spots for McClung, he’s a sit one-play two transfer (Minus a waiver). He has said he’ll apply for a waiver anywhere, but hard to imagine him getting one no matter what.
Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is 2 1/2 hours away from Gate City VA where McClung is from. He could see a situation in which he gets a waiver to play under Mike Young right away. He’ll definitely start and be the best player on the team and he will have plenty of opportunities to score in Mike Young’s offense.
Michigan: Coach Howard has been linked to many transfers grad/sit-out guys and McClung will have to sit but he could provide a lot to a Michigan team in 2021-22 they’ll be without Mike Smith and Eli Brooks after this season so they’ll need some help at the guard-spot and McClung could fill in instantly.
Rutgers: McClung was originally committed to the Scarlet Knights, but de-committed in October of 2017, so you could expect Rutgers to be high on McClung’s list this time around also. Geo Baker will be gone after this season so McClung can start at Rutgers along with Ron Harper Jr, Caleb McConnell, Cliff Omoruyi, and Myles Johnson. Rutgers is building something special in New Brunswick and it looks to continue if McClung goes to Rutgers.
Vanderbilt: Vandy is in a tough spot, losing Aaron Nesmith and Saban Lee, while Maxwell Evans is gone after the year. He could go along with Scottie Pippen Jr, Coach Stackhouse who will need some guard help, obviously, McClung will be a star at Vanderbilt and he can help put them back on the map.
VCU: McClung probably won’t get a waiver at VCU, considering its 5 hours away, but anyways it could be an intriguing spot for McClung. Pair him with Bones Hyland and they’ll have a crazy good backcourt for years to come and steer them back in the right direction. They struggled this year as a veteran-laden team led by Marcus Evans, Isaac Vann, Marcus Santos-Silva but all are now gone.
Purdue: I think Matt Painter definitely goes after McClung, losing Nojel Eastern yesterday, mixed with Jahaad Proctor graduating. they can use a guard certainly. In this case, you can pair McClung with an elite shooting guard in Sasha Stefanovich and some other talented guards. Also at Purdue, he could develop a little bit on the offensive side of the ball.
Boston College: Jim Christian needs to pull in whatever he can to save his job and McClung can help, they recruited him heavily out of high school and they will again. Rich Kelly is a graduate transfer from Quinnipiac who will start for them this season. Then add McClung in 2021-22, they can step in and play a big role regardless of who the coach may be. I think McClung wants to show he can be a star no matter where he goes and at Boston College, he will no doubt be the alpha-dog on the team.
Tennessee: #Therealsources has stated that the Volunteers might be an option to land McClung and there’s no shortage of reasons that could lead him there. He could move off the ball with Santiago Vescovi playing the point and form a great backcourt that could include Jaden Springer and Josiah-Jordan James.