A week after 2018 point guard Mac McClung decided to part ways with Rutgers, Seton Hall has offered the electrifying recruit.
Received an offer from Seton Hall!! pic.twitter.com/mMzmNAFWmt
— mac mcclung (@McclungMac) October 11, 2017
A Rutgers pledge from early August until recently decommitting just days after visiting for their MidKnight Madness, McClung (Team Loaded/Gate City, Va.) is a 3-star prospect but interestingly unranked by most recruiting services. The Scarlet Knights were the first high-major to offer back in June, just prior to Georgetown did the same; no other major programs offered before he committed to Steve Pikiell.
Despite a modest recruiting footprint, McClung has made waves via semi-viral social media highlights, one of which earned him a spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. The point guard’s most distinct attribute is his athleticism — he can dunk with ease via an uncanny vertical leap.
Georgetown is thought to be the new favorite for obvious reasons and their entire staff made sure to conduct an in-home visit with McClung this past weekend, while Boston College has also extended an offer.
Update (10/15): McClung has committed to Patrick Ewing and his staff
A natural point guard, McClung slots in alongside 6-4 lefty Anthony Nelson (South Kent, Conn.), who recently officially visited Seton Hall and has a final three that also includes Dayton and Minnesota.
For what it’s worth, just days before his scheduled official visit to Minnesota, a writer for Gophers247 has predicted that Nelson will ultimately choose the Hall.
It sounds like freshman Jordan Walker is more than holding his own in practices so far, but Seton Hall’s staff will be keen on adding another lead guard to join him and Sacred Heart sit-out transfer Quincy McKnight in 2018-19’s backcourt with Khadeen Carrington set to move on after this campaign.
If the staff can add one of Nelson or McClung, it looks like they’ll be set at point guard for next season.