Texas Tech’s Mac McClung Just Got Some Very Good News
After the Joel Ntambwe waiver saga last year, Texas Tech fans everywhere have been worried that the newest transfer waiver might not be able to go for Texas Tech this season.
Mac McClung came to Texas Tech as one of the most coveted transfers on the market this offseason. Now, just a few weeks before the start of the season, the NCAA has approved his immediate eligibility for Chris Beard's squad.
McClung announced the news on his own Twitter account:
It's easy to see why the Red Raiders are excited for McClung to get on the court with the rest of their talented roster. He's a playmaking guard who can create his own shot and create shots for his teammates.
He's also a fearless competitor.
Here he is casually draining a half-court shot in practice:
McClung was a proficient scorer as a Hoya, averaging 15.7 points per game in his sophomore season and 13.1 points as a freshman. His career-high came as a freshman when he dropped 38 on Arkansas-Little Rock. Against two Big 12 opponents as a sophomore, he averaged 25.5 points, scoring 33 against Oklahoma State and 19 against Texas.
To round out the stat sheet, McClung averaged more than three rebounds per game, a couple of assists, and more than a steal per game.
McClung is not short on edge, and brings a rim-rattling style of play to Texas Tech that just seemed to be missing last season. If he can infuse some of that cocky demeanor into his teammates and breathe some confidence back into the court, Texas Tech will be dangerous in 2021.
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