by Jarret Johnson for Inside the Red Raiders
McClung and Burton are both traditional transfers who each have two seasons of eligibility remaining and will have to sit next season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements unless granted a waiver which they will certainly pursue.ADVERTISING
Santos-Silva is finishing up classwork this summer and is on track to graduate in time to enroll at Texas Tech in the fall and be eligible next season.
McClung was a late arrival on the transfer market after initially declaring for the NBA Draft before withdrawing and announcing his intention to leave Georgetown. Though contacted by many schools, McClung chose the Red Raiders over a list of finalists which also included Arkansas, Auburn, BYU, Memphis, USC and Wake Forest.
The 6-foot-2 combo guard averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 39.4% from the field and 80.2% from the free throw line as a sophomore last season for the Hoyas. The year before, as a freshman, McClung averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.8 steals a contest while shooting 39.2% and 79.8 from the field and free throw line, respectively.
A skilled shot creator with an explosive vertical, McClung is known for producing entertaining highlights on a regular basis.
According to the 247Sports Composite, McClung was a three-star recruit, rated as the No. 245 overall prospect in the nation, No. 23 combo guard in the country and No. 11 player in Virginia coming out Gate City High School in 2018. McClung has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will have to sit for a season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements unless he is granted a waiver.
In addition to the three transfers Texas Tech added to the roster this offseason, the Red Raiders also inked the No. 9 signing class which finished tops in the Big 12 according to 247Sports Composite rankings, an average of the major recruiting services. McClung’s commitment announcement comes one day after veteran guard Davide Moretti officially declared he was forgoing his final season of eligibility to sign with Olimpia Milano in Italy and play professionally in the EuroLeague.