McClung also signed with an NBA/NCAA certified agent, submitting his form to the Undergraduate Advisory Committee and sending paperwork to the league office.
“I’m back in Gate City, Virginia,” McClung told ESPN. “The last two weeks has been crazy for everyone and I hope everyone is staying safe. I have used this time to continue taking care of my body, eating healthy, and staying in shape, while adhering to the CDC recommendations.
“Going through this NBA pre-draft process with all the unknown is very challenging for me. Not knowing if I will have the opportunity to work out for teams, or the status of the NBA combine make this process different. I understand that the NBA draft process will be different this year given the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. I am looking forward to getting feedback from NBA teams, as well as give NBA teams an opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level. I feel as if I have an obligation with the platform I have to remind people the importance of social distancing and staying home as much as possible.”
McClung, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 15.7 points in 21 games this season. His unique leaping ability, flashy dunks and impressive range has helped him amass more than 700,000 followers on social media, making him one of the most popular athletes in the NCAA.
A legitimate NBA pre-draft process is currently in doubt for McClung, according to Givony. The potential still exists for him to attract enough interest for private workouts or meetings with NBA teams.
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