Patrick Mahomes celebrates Mac McClung picking his alma mater Texas Tech

Patrick Mahomes celebrates Mac McClung picking his alma mater Texas Tech

Wednesday was a good day for Red Raider fans when Mac McClung announced his transfer commitment to Texas Tech

Even former alum and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes - who also was openly recruiting the star on Twitter - was excited about the big get. 

He was joined by fellow Texas Tech alum Jarrett Culver in sharing his excitement of getting the 6-foot-2 guard. Culver's style and skill set are very similar to McClung's. Under head coach Chris Beard, he helped transform the combo guard into a first-round NBA prospect.

Other professional athletes including Trae Young gave McClung their congratulations. 

As a late entry into the transfer portal, McClung was one of the biggest available players this offseason. While he is required to sit a season due to NCAA transfer rules, there is some buzz that he may get a waiver to compete next season in Lubbock. 

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Georgetown transfer Mac McClung commits to Texas Tech

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung commits to Texas Tech

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung has committed to play at Texas Tech for the next step in his collegiate career. 

The 6-foot-2 guard joins a tournament-ready team that has quickly risen to prominence over the past handful of seasons. Of his seven options, the Red Raiders were the ideal fit for McClung's needs.

His arrival comes at the perfect time as point guards Jahmi'us Ramsey is expected to make the jump to the NBA and Davide Moretti announcing his intent to leave the school to play professionally in Italy. 

McClung could take over the point guard role after playing as a combo guard at Georgetown for two seasons. Beard has had success turning natural combo guards (ie. Ramsey and Jarrett Culver) into NBA point guards. 

In Lubbock, McClung will not have to be the best player on the roster like he was with the Hoyas. Although, the talent isn't too high where McClung can't emerge as the guy again. 

In two years at Georgetown, the guard averaged 14.2 points with a 39 percent shooting percentage. He was named to the Big East's All-Freshman team after his first season before injuries cut into his impact his sophomore season. 

He has two years of eligibility remaining after withdrawing his name for the NBA draft this year. 

McClung is expected to apply for a waiver that would make him immediately available, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. NCAA rules state he must sit a season before being eligible to play.

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Mac McClung to announce his transfer commitment on Wednesday

Mac McClung to announce his transfer commitment on Wednesday

UPDATE: Mac McClung commits to Texas Tech

Former Georgetown Hoya Mac McClung will announce his transfer commitment on Wednesday, the guard said on Twitter.

He will be deciding on one of his final seven schools to take the next chapter in his collegiate career. Last week he narrowed down the schools he's considering to Texas Tech, Auburn, Memphis, BYU, USC, Wake Forest and Arkansas. 

In two years at Georgetown, McClung established himself as a great scorer as a combo guard. He's gained massive stardom, though, for much of his high school highlights displaying his prolific dunking skills. His fame on Instagram has quickly grown to where professional athletes are even trying to recruit the 6-foot-2 guard to either their alma mater or hometown team. 

There have been no reports on where McClung will take his talents for the remainder of his college career. Here is a ranking of his top seven transfer destinations and how they fit what he is looking for. 

McClung will have to sit a season due to NCAA transfer rules unless he obtains a waiver. 

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