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Mac McClung is an American professional basketball player for the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. A consensus three-star recruit and among the highest-ranked high school players in Virginia, McClung rose to national acclaim online with Gate City High School for his dunking ability.
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Matthew “Mac” McClung was born on January 6, 1999 (age 22 years) in Gate City, Virginia, United States. He is the son of Marcus McClung and Lenoir McClung. During his birth, his umbilical cord was tightly wrapped around his neck; his father recalled, “He was blue as a Smurf.” The attending physicians quickly freed him, and he almost immediately recovered. His parents met at Virginia Tech, where Marcus played football and Lenoir was a cheerleader.
His father Marcus went on to become an attorney, serving as Commonwealth Attorney for Scott County, Virginia as of 2018, while at that time his mother was teaching driver’s education at Gate City High. According to a 2018 story in The Washington Post, as well as the aforementioned story in The Undefeated, his parents’ background greatly aided the younger McClung in his athletic pursuits. His father served as a trainer for much of his youth, and the family was also able to afford to place him on a Richmond-based AAU travel team.
Mac McClung sister Anna McClung, who completed her high school soccer career as the VHSL’s all-time goal-scoring leader, went on to play the sport at Florida State and Tennessee, while his uncle Seth competed with two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. His aunts Correne and Collette both played Div 1 College Hockey. Correne also played with the Canadian National Team.
Mac McClung initially began playing football—a sport that is far more popular than basketball in Southwest Virginia. Family members recalled in a 2018 interview that McClung was extraordinarily competitive as a child. His father Marcus said of him, “Mac was just born with it. If you’re fixing a bowl of cereal, he’s going to make a competition.”
His older sister Anna would add, “He would just come at you every day, no matter how small he was.” His parents built a basement gym in their home, initially for Anna, but Mac would regularly use it as he grew up—though he was so competitive that his father would frequently ban him from the gym to allow Anna to work out undisturbed.
He received his first significant exposure to basketball just before entering the seventh grade when his mother Lenoir signed him up for a local youth league. Scott Vermillion, who was McClung’s coach at Gate City High School, recalled in 2018, “He ducked his head inside for a minute and basically never left.”
McClung soon became more interested in basketball and began training for the sport regularly, with hopes of making the National Basketball Association (NBA), and his father was silently pleased when he gave up football after his freshman year of high school. According to McClung, his shooting form improved after he broke his arm while snowboarding in eighth grade, and he honed the skill with Greg Ervin, the former head coach at Gate City High.
High school career
McClung first started dunking as a sophomore playing varsity basketball at Gate City High School. He grew in profile as an acrobatic dunker through the rest of his high school career. MaxPreps labelled him “one of nation’s most exciting players.”
As a junior, on February 24, 2017, he scored a career-high 64 points in a loss to Dan River High School at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Region 2A West tournament. It was the best scoring performance in school history and the highest among Virginia public schools since 1984.
After the season, he was averaging 29.0 points, 5.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game for the Blue Devils and was tabbed Southwest Virginia Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year by the Bristol Herald Courier. In the summer, he committed to play for Rutgers in college.
On December 12, he made his senior debut by scoring 47 points, shooting 18-of-23, in a 96–43 win over Lee High School. Among those in attendance was Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing. On January 11, 2018, after opposing coach James Schooler reportedly told him “you’re going to Georgetown to sit,” McClung scored 44 points against Fern Creek High School of Louisville, Kentucky at the Arby’s Classic tournament in Bristol, Tennessee.
McClung broke the VHSL single-season scoring record previously held by Hall of Famer Allen Iverson during the 2018 VHSL regional playoffs on February 21, surpassing Iverson’s record of 948 points in 25 games—five fewer than it took Iverson to amass the previous record.
He ended his high school career with Gate City’s first state championship, scoring 47 points in an 80–65 title-game win over Staunton’s Robert E. Lee High. The 47 points broke a VHSL all-classes scoring record for a championship game that had been held by current NBA player JJ Redick.
McClung finished the season with 1,153 points and 2,801 for his career, also a VHSL all-classes record, and was again named Southwest Virginia Player of the Year by the Herald Courier. He won the slam dunk contest at the Ballislife All-American Game.
Recruiting and College
Prior to his final high school season, on October 6, 2017, McClung de-committed from Rutgers. Over one week later, he committed to Georgetown.
On December 22, 2018, McClung scored a freshman season-high 38 points for Georgetown in a 102–94 victory over Little Rock. As a freshman, he averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists per game, leading all-Big East Conference freshmen in scoring. McClung was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team. In February 2020, during his sophomore season, he missed several games with a foot injury.
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McClung only played 21 games due to the injury, averaging 15.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes per game as a sophomore. After the season, he declared for the 2020 NBA draft and signed with an NCAA-certified agent to maintain his collegiate eligibility. On May 13, he withdrew from the draft and entered the NCAA transfer portal.
On May 27, 2020, McClung left Georgetown and announced that he would transfer to Texas Tech. He was granted a waiver for immediate eligibility on October 30. In his Texas Tech debut on November 25, McClung finished with 20 points in a 101–58 win against Northwestern State.
Mac McClung entered the collegiate transfer portal again in April 2021 while simultaneously declaring for the 2021 NBA draft. In May 2021, McClung confirmed via Twitter that he would remain in the draft and forego his remaining college eligibility.
After going undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft, Mac McClung joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2021 NBA Summer League and afterwards signed with the team on August 10, 2021. However, he was waived on October 13.
On October 23, he signed with the South Bay Lakers as an affiliate player. Mac’s debut with South Bay consisted of a game-high 24 points, nine assists and six rebounds in a 112–105 victory over the NBA G League Ignite on November 5, 2021.
Mac McClung is currently single. His girlfriend or wife is unknown to the general public. He is in a private relationship.
Mac McClung net worth
How much is Mac McClung worth? Mac McClung net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his career as an American professional basketball player. McClung successful beginnings have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the young influential basketball players in the United States.