Shockwaves went across the college basketball world Wednesday night when Georgetown guard Mac McClung announced that he was entering the transfer portal. The news came in as a surprise as the Virginia native announced back in late March that he was entering the NBA Draft.
McClung lead the Hoyas in scoring last season averaging 15.7 points before a foot injury cut his season short. He even averaged 13.1 points a game as a freshman. Likely being a preseason All-American, programs across the country will be going after him. Teams like Auburn, Florida, Gonzaga are going to be recruiting him hard.
This is why the Vols need to go after him.
McClung is more than just a player than can be productive for the Big Orange. He is the type of player that could help take the Vols to the Final Four. He’s a guard that can score buckets from all three levels and plays his best playing off the ball.
Now imagine this.
Santiago Vescovi, Keon Johnson, Jaden Springer, Josiah-Jordan James, and Mac McClung as your guard/wing rotation.
Oh my goodness.
That type of guard rotation should get you excited. Opponents would hate to play the Vols with that type of backcourt.
That is a National Championship type of team.
The problem Vols had last season was the lack of depth in the guard position. Vols had to rely heavily on Jordan Bowden and Jalen Johnson who both graduated and transferred and no longer on the team.
Granted, Barnes managed to solve this issue with the additions of 5 stars Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson. But adding McClung will give the Vols even more experience that is needed for their backcourt.
McClung would be an immediate starter and would make an instant impact if he does come to Rocky Top. If Tennessee manages to snag McClung, 2020-2021 is going to be a season to remember for the Big Orange.