May 22, 2017

By: Julius Kim


Before going into the summer, Elevate Hoops caught up with 6-foot-2 guard Mac McClung of Team Loaded (VA) as he spoke about what he is currently working on when it comes to his game and the latest on his recruitment.


The class of 2018 Virginia native wants and will continue to improve his game each day.


“I’m working on making better decisions with the team because I come from a small high school to now playing with these guys is a lot different so I’m just trying to become more of a floor general and to be more of a scorer.”


As the 3.8 GPA student has a ton of mid-major offers with high-major interests, he feels like five programs are coming after him the hardest right now.


“I have about twenty two offers but I’d say Old Dominion, ETSU, Yale, Rice, and Marshall have been staying in contact with me and keeping up with me the most.”


He broke down each school and spoke about what their message has been to him.


“I haven’t been to ODU yet but I like their coaching staff. Their assistant coach came down to see me during my high school season which is like a seven hour drive for him and overall he’s been really nice to me and he’s been keeping up with me.”


Since ETSU is the closest to home, he recently took a visit to the school.


“I took a visit to ETSU and I really liked it a lot. ETSU is like 30 mins from my house so they’re always trying to talk to me. Their local and I really like Steve Forbes.”


Academics are going to be a factor in McClung’s recruitment as Yale is involved.


“Yale, I really like them. They started getting into my recruitment in Atlanta and they have been on me and they talk to my parents almost everyday.”


He really likes the balance when it comes to Rice’s overall program.


“Rice is great. I think it’s a great balance with academics and their sports is a high level program and again it’s academically strong.”


The Thundering Herd have seem to make him a priority has they have seen him multiple times.


“Marshall has been down several times to my school so I have a good relationship with their staff.”