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Mac McClung to transfer from Georgetown

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Mac McClung #2 of the Georgetown Hoyas takes a foul shot during a college basketball game against the Providence Friars at the Capital One Arena on February 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Mac McClung’s Georgetown career is over.

The 6-foot-2 viral sensation is the latest player to leave Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown program, as he on Wednesday pulled his name out of the NBA draft and put it into the transfer portal.

“It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown,” McClung, who averaged 15.7 points and 2.4 assists in 21 games as a sophomore, told ESPN. His season ended early due to a foot injury that he suffered on February 1st. “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.”

McClung will be filing a waiver to play immediately.

This season was supposed to be something of a breakthrough year for the Hoyas, but it was something of a trainwreck instead. McClung is the fifth player to transfer out of the program since the start of the 2019-20 season, following James Akinjo, Josh LeBlanc, Myron Gardner and Galen Alexander out the door. LeBlanc, Gardner and Alexander were involved in legal issues that led to their decisions to leave the program. The program’s best big man, Omer Yurtseven, has turned pro as well despite the fact that he is likely to end up playing overseas.

Georgetown is now just 49-46 in three seasons under Ewing, with a 19-35 record in Big East play. The Hoyas have played in just a single NIT game since he took over, and it looks like next season will be another rebuilding year.