Texas Tech guard and Big XII New Comer of the Year Mac McClung has decided to enter the NBA draft and forego his last two eligible seasons of college basketball. McClung pinned a picture on his twitter account that read, “I would like to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to play the game I love. I also would like to thank my family and the entire Texas Tech coaching staff for believing in me and pushing me to new heights. Red Raider Nation Thank you for the best year of my life, I am lucky to call myself a red Raider. With that being said, I have decided to chase my dreams and stay in the NBA Draft!”
McClung also told ESPN on Monday morning “I just felt the timing was right for me to go all-in,” McClung said. “I looked at multiple factors and decided the best time for me to take this step was now. I feel the NBA game and spacing is suited for my play style and I can’t wait to start this chapter of my life. I’m very blessed to be able to chase my dreams.”
McClung was named to the AP All-Big 12 first team after a decent showing this past season where he averaged 15.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists, and helped lead Texas Tech to the NCAA tournament, where they fell to Arkansas in the second round. McClung spent his first two collegiate seasons at Georgetown eventually choosing to transfer to Lubbock last summer. McClung had two years of eligibility remaining and according to ESPN.com he will sign with agent Dan Poneman of Beyond Athlete Management hoping to get in to the professional level.