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Mac McClung To Stay In 2021 NBA Draft

May 17, 2021 10:52 AM

Mac McClung has elected to forgo his remaining college eligibility and will keep his name in the 2021 NBA draft. 

"I just felt the timing was right for me to go all in," McClung said. "I looked at multiple factors and decided the best time for me to take this step was now. I feel the NBA game and spacing is suited for my play style and I can't wait to start this chapter of my life. I'm very blessed to be able to chase my dreams."

McClung spent his first two collegiate seasons at Georgetown, electing to transfer to Texas Tech.

"I decided to go all in now, rather than just testing the waters, so teams know that I'm fully committed to staying in draft and that I am not just one foot in, one foot out."

McClung has one of the largest followings of any player in the college game, with over 730,000 followers on Instagram alone.

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Mark Adams Named Texas Tech Coach, Darvin Ham Aiming For Head Coach Role In NBA

Apr 6, 2021 1:15 AM

Texas Tech assistant Mark Adams was promoted to become the head coach of the team, replacing Chris Beard.

Adams has been an assistant at the school since 2015.

Bucks assistant Darvin Ham interviewed for the role, but decided to remain with the team and continue his pursuit for a head coaching role in the NBA. 

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Texas Tech Receive Permission To Interview Darvin Ham

Apr 3, 2021 4:39 PM

Texas Tech plans to interview Darvin Ham for its vacant head coaching position.

Ham is currently an assistant for the Bucks.

Ham lead Texas Tech to the Sweet 16 in 1996. 

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Texas To Hire Chris Beard As Head Coach

Apr 1, 2021 1:11 PM

The University of Texas will hire Chris Beard of Texas Tech as their next head coach.

Beard's buyout to go to another Big 12 school dropped to $4 million on Thursday.

Beard has established himself as one of the best coaches in the country during his five seasons at Texas Tech, leading the Red Raiders to a national title game appearance in 2019 and an Elite Eight in 2018.

Beard went to Texas and started his coaching career as a student assistant under Tom Penders with the Longhorns.

Shaka Smart left the Longhorns to become head coach of Marquette in March.

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Mac McClung Eligible To Play For Texas Tech This Season

Oct 31, 2020 2:33 PM

Texas Tech guard Mac McClung will be eligible to play this season after receiving a transfer waiver.

McClung transferred from Georgetown last May.

McClung averaged 15.7 points and 2.4 assists last season at Georgetown.

The guard could fight for a starting spot with Texas Tech this upcoming season.

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