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2018 Three-Star Point Guard Mac McClung Commits to Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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Rutgers picks up a commitment.

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have landed their second commit for the 2018 season.

6”2 point guard Mac McClung officially committed to Rutgers yesterday after visiting the school in June.

McClung is a three star player and the 10th best player coming out of Virginia in 2018 according to 247sports.

The Gate City, Virginia native is an extremely athletic and high-energy type player that dunks a significant amount for his size (40 last season). McClung was also a 2A First-Team All-State selection following his junior year last season.

Though Georgetown was the only other Power 5 school to offer McClung a scholarship, the guard’s versatile skillset attracted many mid-major programs. McClung had offers from Murray State, Air Force, Duquesne and 23 other mid-major schools. Arizona State, Cincinnati, Gonzaga, and Marquette all exhibited interest in McClung as well.

McClung comes from an extremely athletic family. McClung’s uncle, Seth, was an MLB pitcher for six seasons in the 2000s, splitting time between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Milwaukee Brewers. McClung’s father was a heavily involved football player at Virginia Tech.

Additionally, his sister attended Florida State and played soccer for the Seminoles. Also, McClung has two cousins that play hockey in Canada. Corein played on the Canadian olympic team and Collette is currently playing in a professional hockey league in Canada.

McClung has ties to the celebrity world as well. The point guard is notably the cousin of rapper Riff Raff, who briefly played college basketball for Hibbing Community College. Riff Raff was quoted right before McClung visited Rutgers saying that the guard has true NBA potential.

McClung ridiculously averaged nearly 30 points last season as a junior. He also participated in Virginia’s annual Top 80 event in 2016 and was awarded the title “Mr. Playmaker” after his stellar performance.

All in all, McClung is a huge grab for Rutgers. The point guard has the ability to impact every game in a number of ways.