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A Hoya no more: Mac McClung enters transfer portal, will leave Georgetown

McClung led Georgetown in scoring has a sophomore in the 2019-2020 season.
Credit: AP
Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) stands on the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Georgetown won 83-80. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — The leading scorer for the Georgetown Hoyas during the 2019-2020 season has entered the NCAA transfer portal after contemplating the NBA Draft, but not hiring an agent.

Mac McClung, who was a sophomore this past season for the Hoyas, averaged 15.7 points per game and the 21 appearances he made. The 20-year-old also dealt with a foot injury during the season that held back his performance on the court. He will probably be one of the more sought after players in the transfer portal for collegiate programs across the country. 

McClung announced his decision on Wednesday, and spoke about his option outside of Georgetown in an Instagram post recently, before the most recent announcement. The news of his transfer was first reported by ESPN

"First, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity. I would also like to thank my parents, Coach Ewing, along with his coaching staff, for believing in me and helping me become the player I am today," said McClung. "To the Georgetown Faithful, thank you for giving me a new home!"

The 6-2, 186 pound McClung was a high profile prospect from Gate City High School, near the border of Virginia and Tennessee, when he decided to attend Georgetown.

McClung grew to notoriety while in high school due to his ability to dunk a basketball in astounding fashion. 

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