Mac McClung's Agent Denies He's Withdrawing from 2020 NBA Draft
Mac McClung's future remains up in the air.
On Tuesday, Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing told Fox Sports' Andy Katz that McClung will withdraw from the 2020 NBA draft and return to the nation's capital for one more season:
"Mac McClung and Jamorko Pickett decided to test the waters and they told me that both of them will be coming back," Ewing said (h/t Garrett Stepien of 247Sports). "... Mac and Jamorko, they're also a significant part of our team, and we're definitely happy that they're coming back and we're looking for a better year."
However, agent Daniel Hazan—who has been advising McClung—reiterated the 20-year-old hasn't made a firm decision just yet.
"Though Patrick Ewing made comments that Mac would return next season, Mac has not given anyone at the school such indications," Hazan said, according to The Athletic's Ben Standig.
The Hoyas struggled to a 15-17 record this past season while a foot injury held McClung to just 21 games.
He showcased his talent when on the court, however, averaging 15.7 points with 1.4 steals per game. The athletic player also improved his outside shooting, making 32.3 percent of three-point shots as a sophomore after making 27.7 percent as a freshman.
With seven 20-point games during the year, including a 33-point effort in a win over Oklahoma State, it's clear he is a dangerous scorer when at his best.
McClung still understood there was value in declaring for the draft even if he did end up returning to school.
"I am looking forward to getting feedback from NBA teams, as well as give NBA teams an opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level," he told Jonathan Givony of ESPN in March.
Spending at least another year at the college level could help McClung round out his game while becoming a better prospect for the 2021 draft, if he ultimately decides to return to the Big East.