A big-time name hit the NCAA’s transfer portal on Wednesday, as Georgetown star Mac McClung has decided to move on from the Hoyas.
McClung, who will be a junior in the fall, is coming off back-to-back promising seasons. He averaged more than 15 points as a sophomore and more than 13 points as a freshman.
“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.”
Several major schools are expected to have interest in McClung. According to 247Sports, 13 major programs have already reached out.
Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M, Arkansas, USC, BYU, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Utah, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and Georgia, sources tell 247Sports.
More schools are likely to express interest as the process develops, as well.
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McClung will have to sit out the 2020-21 and have two years of eligibility remaining, barring a waiver from the NCAA. However, he is reportedly expected to pursue immediate eligibility from the NCAA.
The now-former Georgetown Hoyas guard should be one of the most-pursued players on the transfer market.