Mac McClung pulled his name out of the NBA Draft on Wednesday and announced that he’s transferring to another school.
The 6-foot-2 guard becomes the fifth Hoya to enter the transfer portal since the start of the 2019-20 season, joining Josh LeBlanc, Galen Alexander, Myron Gardner and James Akinjo. We should note, however, that LeBlanc, Alexander and Gardner were dealing with legal issues.
Nevertheless, head coach Patrick Ewing is looking at a rebuilding season in Year 4 of his tenure. Ewing has taken his alma mater to one NIT appearance, but he hasn’t put the program into the NCAA Tournament in his first three seasons.
McClung averaged 15.7 points and 2.4 assists in 19 games played as a sophomore this past year. He’ll be filing for a waver to play immediately at his new school.
“It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown,” McClung told ESPN. “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.”
McClung won’t have a shortage of suitors for his services. Also, Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown’s best post player, is turning pro although he isn’t expected to be drafted.
Ewing owns a 49-46 record in his first three seasons on the job, limping to a 19-35 mark in Big East play.