The perfect player may have just become available to fill the final scholarship for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Mac McClung, who officially entered the portal on Wednesday afternoon, averaged 15.7 points per game as a sophomore last season for the Georgetown Hoyas.
McClung, a 6’2 guard, is part Allen Iverson, part Jason “White Chocolate” Williams and was named to the Big East’s all-freshman team after averaging 13.1 points in 26.4 minutes for the Hoyas. He was on his way to an incredible season last year before his a foot injury caused him to only play in 21 games.
Following the season, McClung initially entered his name into the NBA pre-draft process and got a fair amount of attention from NBA scouts due to his incredible scoring and leaping ability. However, McClung decided to withdraw his name from the NBA and return to college with a different team.
McClung, who will apply for a waiver to be eligible immediately, told ESPN: “It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown. I really wanted to stay, but things throughout my career made me realize that I couldn’t. I’m looking for a place I can call home. A place I can be a part of a family and help them succeed.”
Now that McClung is available in the transfer portal, the attention turns to where he might end up next. McClung just so happens to be a former AAU teammates and close friends with West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe. In fact, Tshiebwe spent a large portion of his final high school days at McClung’s hometown of Gate City, Virginia, working out and hanging out with him. In addition, we’re told, he is also friends with West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe.
With one scholarship available and Bob Huggins waiting for just the right player to come along, this is potentially the perfect fit for an already loaded West Virginia team. McClung has a 47 inch vertical leap but has developed into far more than just an incredible dunker.
Mac McClung to West Virginia is starting to feel like a very real thing and the Mountaineers appear to be an early leader for his services next season. Adding a player of his caliber would take the Mountaineers to contenders to National Championship favorites immediately.
Check out his phenomenal highlights from last season and imagine him playing in front of the Coliseum crowd next season: