After a turbulent summer which he himself admits was made “of ups and downs”, Mac McClung has established himself alongside the South Bay Lakers in the G-League. And on this start of the season, there is no doubt: the star is definitely him.
Mac McClung’s fairy tale over? Not so fast! Signed at the training camp by the Lakers during the summer, the one who panicked the web with his mixtapes during his high school years showed good things, but failed to get a spot in the final roster. Not enough to unsettle the young man with a steel mind, since he is perfectly seizing his opportunity with the South Bay Lakers, the G-League franchise affiliated with the purples and golds.
A key element in the successful start of the season for the Miles Simon’s men (3 wins, 1 loss), the former Texas Tech and Georgetown man shows impressive self-confidence with each outing. And the stats won’t tell you otherwise!
Mac McClung is a hit, the Lakers keep an eye on him
Precious in a double victory against the OKC Blue of Théo Maledon, McClung recited his basketball – outside shots, acrobatic drives, dunks, passes: everything is there.
– NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 22, 2021
Mac McClung has slammed a big game! The South Bay Lakers rookie was on fire to score 24 points in 27 minutes against OKC 👏
Obviously, the guard is (already) one of those players who seem a cut above the rest of their G-League peers, and it has not escaped journalist Matt Evans in particular:
Mac McClung is really impressing offensively early on in the season, he has that pro touch and has been orchestrating play well.
G League Ignite’s youth and athleticism destroyed South Bay on the break and in the paint. An impressive result on the road for them.#NBAGLeague https://t.co/x3D0p0BOLp
– Matt Evans (@MattEvansCU) November 19, 2021
Mac McClung is really impressive in attack at the start of the season. He looks like a pro and orchestrates the game well.
So what next for “Mac Attack”? Let’s be clear: barring an avalanche of injuries, we shouldn’t see it with the Lakers in the NBA all season. On the other hand, the qualities shown, if they persist, clearly go in the direction of inclusion next year, like an Alex Caruso in his time. Patience, the McClung project continues …
Excellent to start the season in the G-League, Mac McClung is progressing visibly and has already established himself as the star of his team. Very good omen for the continuation of the career of the native of Gate City.