Seton Hall offers Rutgers decommit Mac McClung

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A week after 2018 point guard Mac McClung decided to part ways with Rutgers, Seton Hall has offered the electrifying recruit.

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.

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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.

  • Mike Walsh

    Watched McClung’s highlight video, his athleticism would bring bodies to the Rock. Would be happy with either Nelson or McClung. Found this on Yahoo this morning: https://sports.yahoo.com/m/a7a220e2-431e-3bff-9826-181f3b6b1ab2/the-top-10-seniors-in-college.html

    • RonD

      Kansas! LOL. I lived in Kansas City for 10 years. That program is slimy yet they always seem to slide under radar.

  • Mike Walsh

    Delgado in top 10 seniors list from Bleacher Report: Found this on Yahoo this morning: https://sports.yahoo.com/m/a7a220e2-431e-3bff-9826-181f3b6b1ab2/the-top-10-seniors-in-college.html

  • SHU95

    It seems like we have a nice ‘Core’ of players beyond this season despite our lack of recruits. The early returns with our 3 Freshmen being extremely positive, and Powell, Nzei, TT, McNight etc will all be back. Perhaps all we really need in this class is to add some depth with Brodie, and guys like Rhoden and one of these seemingly under the radar PG recruits with high upside like Nelson or McClung. Perhaps our Hopeful success on the court this season & returning nucleus after this season will attract a big class in 2019…

  • VinBick

    There is a lot of pressure on the present players to produce big this season. The future of the program appears bright if, and it is a big IF, the present seniors live up to all of the expectations with the competitiive out of conference games, a loaded Big East Conference from top to bottom, and a deep run in the BE Tournament and success in the NCAA Tournament.

    This season will be a huge test for the coaching staff, too. The Pirates will have a big target on their backs as a favorite in most to the games on the schedule if they live up to their potential.

    During the successful years under PJ, fans packed into the Byrne Area in the Meadowlands. With this quality team, the Rock should be rocking from November 10th right on through to March 3rd. Go Pirates!

    • PadrePirate

      It sure is nice to get a little media attention, but it will be interesting to see if this team rises up to the expectations or creaks under the pressure. I even read a post today talking about SHU as a “dark-horse final four” candidate this year! With our tough OOC schedule, this team will have to start strong right out of the blocks. In many a game last year, they were flat in the 1H and had to play catch up. Some players (except AD) didn’t seem to show up at times. With a high level of intensity and improved O sets, the sky’s the limit for this team. We shall see.

      • VinBick

        Father forgive me, but with their experience, these kids have had enough tests over the past three years to prove themselves worthy of top ten status without fathering under the pressure. Consistency will be the key at both ends of the court.

        Hope the coaches have had them at the foul line for hours and hours since the end of last season. That was a weakness that had to be addressed in the off season.

        This should be a fun season for Pirate Nation!

  • Thehall

    McClung to Georgetown reports from Zagsblog

    • Mike Walsh

      McClung confirmed on Twitter

    • PadrePirate

      Shame. Looks like the kid’s got game. Haven’t seen such explosive footage from Nelson. At any rate, I will not sleep easy this season without another 2018 PG. I just don’t like moving forward with only Walker and McKnight. Thin.

  • I will have a Media Day primer up later this evening. Just wanted to let it be known that I will be “opening the floor” to your questions.

    Desi, Khadeen and Angel will represent the Hall. I’ll give you all a chance to submit questions (“Bob from South Orange wanted to know _____”) and I will hopefully get the chance to ask at least one to each of the guys.