Three Things — May 21: Mac McClung narrows list, one-time waiver decision made, London games postponed

Eli Boettger | @boettger_eli | 05/21/20

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Mac McClung narrows list

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung will be one of the sought-after commodities on the market this offseason. On Wednesday, the 6-2 guard narrowed his list of teams to seven, including Arkansas, Auburn, BYU, Memphis, Texas Tech, USC and Wake Forest.

McClung played two years with the Hoyas, starting in 49 of his 50 games while averaging 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game this past season. The Virginia native had originally put his name in the draft pool before announcing that he would be transferring out of Georgetown. Patrick Ewing’s team is set to lose several key contributors this spring.

One-time waiver decision made

According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, the one-time transfer waiver won’t be approved until at least the 2021-22 athletic season. The NCAA Division I Council will develop legislation for January for a new plan that wouldn’t go into effect until 2021-22 or later.

The rumor of a one-time transfer waiver has been one of the main storylines throughout the offseason, and discussions have only been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. As it currently stands, only players who are set to grad transfer during this cycle will be eligible to play during the ’20-21 season.

London games postponed

The Basketball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that the inaugural London HOF Showcase has been postponed. The decision marks the first postponed game of the ’20-21 season due to COVID-19. Originally set for December 6, Kentucky was scheduled to play Michigan as well as Marist taking on UMBC.

“Unfortunately, the unknown combination of health, safety, international travel regulations and the economic viability for all parties involved has required us to postpone this highly anticipated event at The O2,” the release stated. The event is now scheduled to take place December 4, 2022 at The O2 Arena.


Eli Boettger is a college basketball writer and founder of HeatCheckCBB.com. He has previously worked for Sporting News, DAZN and USA TODAY SMG.

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