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Heel Tough Blog: Heels Miss Out On McClung

Last week Georgetown’s Mac McClung announced he was leaving the Hoyas basketball program, in search of a new chapter in his basketball career. Carolina was listed as a potential landing spot for the high flying guard, who had won Big East All-Freshman honors. In 21 games last year, McClung averaged 15.7 points per game. That kind of production would’ve been a great asset to a Carolina team that while is extremely talented, has a lot of questions on the perimeter. Yesterday though McClung announced his top 7 teams, and Carolina was not one of the teams listed. McClung is considering Texas Tech, Auburn, Memphis, USC, BYU, Arkansas and ACC foe Wake Forest.

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Landing McClung was a long shot, so there’s no reason to be discouraged moving forward. Carolina still has the nations #2 recruiting class coming to Chapel Hill this summer, and with Garrison Brooks manning the interior, they figure to be a contender once again. Roy Williams still has one scholarship available if another attractive prospect becomes available on the transfer market. If not, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Williams’ put one of the walk-on players on scholarship heading into their senior season.

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