Counting down the Texas Tech basketball program's five greatest one-year transfers

These former transfers to the Texas Tech basketball program were only on campus for one year but made unforgettable impacts during their time in Lubbock.
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2020-21. Texas Tech. . 4. player. . Mac McClung. Mac McClung. 468.

When former Georgetown star Mac McClung committed to play for the defensive-minded Chris Beard at Texas Tech in 2020-21, many thought it was a marriage destined to fail. Though McClung never became a shutdown defender, he did integrate himself into the Red Raider system and become a player who thrived under the demanding Beard.

The 6-foot-2 guard started all 29 games that he appeared in for the Red Raiders that season. Along the way, he averaged 15.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.

McClung was by far Tech's top offensive catalyst. His usage rate (the percentage of offensive plays in which a player shoots the ball, turns it over, or assists on a basket) was tops on the team a 27.5%.

Meanwhile, his defensive rating was a respectable, though unspectacular, 98.6. That was mostly a product of Tech's overall defensive strength as a team.

Of course, most will fondly remember McClung for a play he made against Texas in Austin. With the game knotted at 77, he calmly drained a contested jumper with under three seconds left to play to down the No. 4 Longhorns.

That was one of many remarkable plays that he made during his time in Lubbock. However, he would try his luck in the professional ranks the next season leaving Lubbock before his eligibility had run out. Still, he left the Red Raiders with plenty of memories in his one year on the South Plains.