Mac McClung’s Decision Doesn’t Make Sense

McClung, a 6’2 guard who has been compared to Jason “White Chocolate” Williams with jump-out-of-the-building-hops, recently entered the transfer portal.

He was named to the Big East’s all-freshman team after averaging 13.1 points in 26.4 minutes for the Georgetown Hoyas last season before deciding to enter his name into the NBA Draft process.  He ultimately decided to return to college basketball but no longer wanted to play for Georgetown.

His decision to enter the transfer portal was interesting to a Mountaineer fans because he is really good friends with West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe, was former AAU teammates with Oscar Tshiebwe and “wanted to play closer to home.”  McClung is originally from Gate City, Virginia, which isn’t exactly “close” at 5 and 1/2 hours away, but his final seven schools are almost all farther away than WVU.

Today, McClung released his top seven schools that he’s considering and they are somewhat baffling.

USC, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Auburn, Memphis, Texas Tech and BYU were the finalists for McClung’s services and none of them seem to fit his criteria of being “close to home.”

In addition, none of these teams give McClung a better chance at a national championship than the loaded Mountaineers next season.

Listening to Jordan McCabe’s Podcast yesterday, McClung was the first interview of the season and they seemed like incredibly close friends, discussing how similar they are, etc. It truly felt like their friendship alone would make the Mountaineers a contender to land McClung.

Jordan McCabe expressed shocked on McClung’s Instagram post revealing his top seven:

While West Virginia surprisingly missed out on an insanely talented player who would have certainly contributed next season in Mac McClung, the Mountaineers are absolutely loaded and will be just fine without him.