Morgantown, West Virginia – Former Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard recently departed Lubbock to take the same position at the University of Texas.  Several players have since decided to transfer from Texas Tech and enter the transfer portal due to the coaching change.

Today, Mac McClung, the starting point guard for the team, has decided to also enter the transfer portal, saying, “Although things have changed, my love and appreciation for your guys remain the same.  Lubbock is a very special place and I thank everyone for letting me be a part of it.

My main focus now is getting ready for the up-and-coming NBA Draft, while going through this process I will be in the transfer portal.”

McClung, who averaged 15.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season for the Red Raiders, will have two years of eligibility remaining and would be an ideal replacement for Miles “Deuce” McBride if he stays in the 2021 NBA Draft.

McClung is not currently considered a likely pick in this year’s draft and he will almost certainly return to college for at least one more season.  Having said that, Morgantown is within driving distance to his hometown of Gate City, Virginia, and West Virginia offers him an opportunity to be the featured player on the team – particularly if McBride stays in the draft – while competing for a national championship.

Make it happen, Huggs!