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Former Red Raider Mac McClung to Participate in NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Former Texas Tech Red Raiders hoops star Mac McClung is set to become the first G-League player to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk contest.
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Former Texas Tech Red Raider basketball standout Mac McClung is about to become the first NBA G-League player to participate in the All-Star weekend Slam Dunk Contest per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

McClung is a member of the Delaware Blue Coats and has also spent time in the NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

McClung played 29 for Texas Tech in 2020-2021 after transferring from Georgetown and averaged 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, and just under one steal per game.

Since landing with the Blue Coats, McClung has appeared in 18 Showcase Cup games, starting nine of those contests. In the regular season, McClung started five games out of seven he appeared in.

During his Showcase Cup run, McClung averaged almost 30 minutes on the floor and 17 points per game while sinking 43 percent of his shots. In addition to his scoring, McClung came down with five boards per game and produced six assists per contest.

Per Charania, rookie Shaedon Sharpe of the Portland Trail Blazers and Kenyon Martin, Jr of the Houston Rockets have also committed to participate in the Slam Dunk contest during the NBA's All-Star Weekend.

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