Mac McClung is trying to go professional.
The previous Gate Metropolis basketball celebrity, who performed final season for Texas Tech, introduced Monday morning by his Twitter account that he has declared for the NBA draft.
“I’ve determined to chase my goals and keep within the NBA draft,” McClung stated in his announcement.
“I want to thank God for blessing me with the chance to play the sport I really like,” he stated in his assertion. “I additionally want to thank my household and the whole Texas Tech teaching employees for believing in me and pushing me to new heights.”
He additionally thanked the Texas Tech followers, generally known as the “Purple Raider Nation,” for the very best 12 months of his life.
McClung, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, averaged a team-best 15.5 factors for the Purple Raiders final season after transferring from Georgetown.
He was the coaches’ unanimous selection because the Huge 12’s newcomer of the 12 months and was a first-team All-Huge 12 choose by The Related Press and a second-teamer on the coaches’ all-conference squad.
He introduced in April that he would enter the switch portal and discover the choice of getting into the NBA draft.
McClung’s determination got here after Purple Raiders coach Chris Beard’s departure for Huge 12 rival Texas.
Texas Tech tabbed longtime assistant Mark Adams to succeed Beard.
McClung was named the VHSL 2018 Class 2 participant of the 12 months after main Gate Metropolis to the state championship.
He scored 2,801 factors in his prep profession, tops in VHSL historical past.
After enjoying his collegiate freshman 12 months at Georgetown, McClung transferred to Virginia Tech.