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Mac McClung’s time with the Texas Tech Red Raiders may not be carried out just yet.
“He’s considering coming back,” Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams told the College Hoops Today podcast. “I’m going to meet with Mac and his family soon. I want the best for these guys. I just want these guys to know that I’m going to support him either way.”
Who will stay on Texas Tech’s roster following Chris Beard made to coach the Texas Longhorns was a main focus of the early offseason for the Red Raiders.
Branson Nash of the Dallas Morning News noted Marcus Santos-Silva and Micah Peavy have been at the transfer portal but Kevin McCullar and Kyler Edwards both stated they had been coming back together with Adams now installed as the head coach.
Texas Tech went 18-11 during the 2020-21 season and dropped in the second round of the NCAA men’s tournament to Arkansas.
Beard was a significant loss considering that he took the Red Raiders to the Final Four for the first time in program history in 2019 and proceeded 112-55 in five seasons as the head coach. But, getting McClung to return would be a significant boost for the team’s prognosis during the upcoming season.
The All-Big-12 second-team selection averaged 15.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game during his initial time with Texas Tech after moving from Georgetown. He was the team’s top scorer and frequently the go-to option in crunch time and could likely fill a similar role in 2021-22.
Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman did not list McClung one of the best 50 players to its 2021 NBA draft on his newest large board.