Gate City native Mac McClung wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award


LUBBOCK, Tx. (WJHL) – Former Gate City High School basketball star Mac McClung played a couple of seasons at Georgetown before transferring to Texas Tech this season.

After a standout regular season for the Red Raiders, he now owns some new hardware.

McClung was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Monday afternoon in the ACC men’s basketball awards. This means he was on the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and was also named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.

McClung has averaged 16.1 points per game this season.

The awards are determined by voting from a group of 75: the ACC’s 15 head coaches and 60 members of the media.

Check out more info on the ACC awards in this write-up from the Associated Press.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday named Georgia Tech senior Moses Wright its player of the year and Virginia Tech’s Mike Young as its coach of the year.

The 6-foot-9 Wright ranks third in the league in both scoring (18.0) and rebounding (8.1) and helped the Yellow Jackets (15-8, 11-6 ACC) win their last six regular season game and earn a fourth-place finish in the regular season.

Wright is joined on the All-ACC First Team by Carlik Jones of Louisville, Justin Champagnie of Pittsburgh, ACC scoring leader Matthew Hurt of Duke and Sam Hauser of regular-season champion Virginia.

The awards are the result of voting by the league’s 15 head coaches and 60 members of the media.

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