Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy.
Coach Chris Beard said Thursday that McClung had officially signed with the Red Raiders. The junior, who had put his name in the transfer portal after removing it from consideration from the NBA draft, has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
McClung led the Hoyas with 15.7 points a game last season, while also averaging 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He played in only 21 of Georgetown's 32 games because of a right foot injury.
After initially testing the NBA waters, the 6-foot-2 guard said earlier this month that he was going to transfer from Georgetown. His departure followed the transfers of four other Hoyas players.
Moretti is bypassing his senior season after signing this week to play professionally with Olimpia Milano. The guard left Texas Tech with the school record for free throw accuracy at 90.6% (213 of 235), and shot 46% from 3-point range while averaging 11.5 points a game during the 2018-19 season when the Red Raiders made it to the NCAA championship game.
McClung played 50 games during two seasons at Georgetown, averaging 13.1 points as a freshman when he scored 33 points in a game at Big 12 team Oklahoma State. His last game for Georgetown was Feb. 19 against Providence, when he played only eight minutes and missed all three of his field goal attempts when trying to come back from the foot injury.
McClung is the third transfer from a Division I program to join the Red Raiders this offseason, joining Jamarius Burton from Wichita State and Marcus Santos-Silva from VCU.
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Updated May 28, 2020