Mac McClung Transferring Could Spell Doom for Patrick Ewing at Georgetown
By Scott Rogust
Patrick Ewing hasn't had the greatest year. He's been put on blast by former New York Knicks teammate Charles Oakley after the airing of the team's collapse in the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals to the Chicago Bulls in ESPN's documentary, "The Last Dance." Now, 2020 has gotten even worse for Ewing.
According to reports on Wednesday, Hoyas star Mac McClung is considering transferring to another school.
"It was a number of different events that made me feel I had no choice but to transfer from Georgetown," McClung told ESPN. "I really wanted to stay, but things throughout my career made me realize that I couldn't."
This is a massive hit for Ewing's stock. Last week, Ewing appeared on a podcast with Andy Katz, and proclaimed that McClung would be returning to Georgetown next season. That was news to the guard, because he never let Ewing know of his plans for his junior season. Yikes.
McClung was Georgetown's leading scorer this past season. In 21 games, McClung averaged a team-high 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 39.4% from the field. Now that he's entered the transfer portal, the Hoyas will have the unenviable task of trying to replace his production.
Ewing was brought back to his alma mater to try and rebuild their basketball program into winners. That hasn't been the case through three seasons with the university, as he has an overall coaching record of 49-46, and has yet to bring the Hoyas to the NCAA Tournament once.
Make no mistake about it, Ewing needs to turn Georgetown into winners as soon as possible. He couldn't do it with McClung on his roster, how can he notch victories without him?