Mac McClung Declares For Draft

Georgetown sophomore Mac McClung has entered his name in the 2020 NBA draft while maintaining eligibility, Jonathon Givony of ESPN.com writes. 

McClung also signed with an NBA/NCAA certified agent, submitting his form to the Undergraduate Advisory Committee and sending paperwork to the league office.

“I’m back in Gate City, Virginia,” McClung told ESPN. “The last two weeks has been crazy for everyone and I hope everyone is staying safe. I have used this time to continue taking care of my body, eating healthy, and staying in shape, while adhering to the CDC recommendations.

“Going through this NBA pre-draft process with all the unknown is very challenging for me. Not knowing if I will have the opportunity to work out for teams, or the status of the NBA combine make this process different. I understand that the NBA draft process will be different this year given the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. I am looking forward to getting feedback from NBA teams, as well as give NBA teams an opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level. I feel as if I have an obligation with the platform I have to remind people the importance of social distancing and staying home as much as possible.”

McClung, a 6’2″ guard, averaged 15.7 points in 21 games this season. His unique leaping ability, flashy dunks and impressive range has helped him amass more than 700k followers on social media, making him one of the most popular athletes in the NCAA.

A legitimate NBA pre-draft process is currently in doubt for McClung, according to Givony, but the potential still exists for him to attract enough interest for private workouts or meetings with NBA teams.

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10 thoughts on “Mac McClung Declares For Draft

  1. phillyballers

    They would need 8 or 9 rounds for him to get drafted. Instagram fame doesn’t mean he’ll get drafted. Whoever is advising him needs to make sure he goes back. Test the waters sure, that’s your right. But don’t be dumb. Better prospects have gone undrafted.

  2. The_Commentator

    At first I’m thinking there is no way he hired an agent, this is just exploratory, but then I read the article. I saw him in high school, an incredible athlete on a very small AA level. He played better at Georgetown than I expected. However, you look at his shooting % and assists and he seems to have underwhelmed.

    • The_Commentator

      I forgot that new rules permit him to hire an agent and retain eligibility. No doubt G’town sees him back for a Jr year in my mind. Maybe take odds, will he be playing in G’Town or Wujan in the Chinese League or Milan.

  3. The_Commentator

    Gate City, VA doesn’t have much to offer a college dropout. The good news for him is that he will likely get opportunity overseas.

  4. king beas

    Put him in a Duke jersey and Tre jones in a Georgetown one and I’m sure their draft spots change as well. Neither of them is good enough to be drafted but because jones where’s that navy blue D he’s getting first round hype while Mac isn’t seen as a legit prospect

    • El Don

      Duke is the best college in the nation, both academically & hoops! Go Blue Devils!!!

  5. Nattybumpo3152

    All good points, but everyone seems to have forgotten the impact on ticket sales an exciting back court player with over 700,000 Instagram followers would have. Like him or not, Mac McClung is a nice kid who most people root for. It would not be at all surprising if, for example, the owner and GM of the Raptors or Pelicans selected McClung in the first round because of his ability to put paying fans in arena seats. After all, it’s about making money selling tickets and merchandise. Remember Drake personally requested McClung’s jersey and he has a famous rapper as a first cousin. Compare that with Tre Jones. Has anyone seen a famous rapper or celebrity shout out to Jones?

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