Mac McClung is an American professional basketball player with a net worth of $2 Million. He is best known for signing a two-way contract with the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League and is the player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.
McClung came to the spotlight after he participated in the show over the NBA All-Star Weekend by earning himself 3 perfect scores out of 4 in the Dunk Contest. Despite this, the NBA rising star began his college career playing for the Georgetown Hoyas and later the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
He established himself as Vergina’s one of highest-ranked high school players and was a peace three-star draftee. The turning point of McClung’s career came when he wound up winning the Rookie of the Year award at the 2021–22 NBA G League.
What is Mac McClung’s Net Worth?
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Matthew “Mac” McClung was born on January 6th, 1999, in a hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee. After arriving in the delivery room, the doctors discovered that the cord was wrapped around Mac’s neck and cutting off the oxygen to his brain. Thankfully, the doctors were able to clear the obstructions and Mac pulled through.
After that, Mac’s family returned to their home in Gate City, Virginia, a mountain town with a population of just over 2,000 about a mile from the Tennessee border. His father, Marcus, is a former football player at Virginia Tech. Mac’s parents Marcus and Lenoir met in Vergina and then moved to Gate City.
His mother Lenoir began working as a driving instructor at Gate City High while Marcus became a Country Prosecutor. When Mac was still young his parents encouraged his older sister Anna so she can practice her soccer skills. Mac started playing football in 5th grade. One day before he entered in the 7th grade his mom took him to a gym to sign up for basketball.
High School Career
Two years later while attending Gate City High School, he grew to 5 foot 10 inches. Soon afterward Mac dunked for the first time in his life and ever since that, he’s never looked back. He stopped playing football to completely focus full-time on basketball.
His dunking ability began turning him into an online sensation. In 2018 Mac was invited to participate in the “Ballislife All-American Dunk Contest.” Despite being a high school senior at that time, he won the game.
During his final two years at high school, Mac’s scoring numbers exploded including scoring 47 Points at the Vergina State Championship game as a senior. Unfortunately, his overall college career produced mixed results.
Mac originally committed to play for Rutgers in college in the summer. However, he changed his mind and decided to play for head coach Patrick Ewing at Georgetown instead.
As a member of the Hoyas Mac made an impact averaging over 13 Points per game during his freshman year. But the team’s 19-14 record was not enough. He missed several games that season. Later that year he transferred to “Texas Tech Red Raiders” after pulling his name out of the 2020 NBA Draft.
After playing the full season as a “Red Raiders” Mac once more tried to enter the NBA Draft in 2021. But his name went uncalled due to uneven College Seasons.
Mac eventually signed a Summer League deal with the “Los Angeles Lakers” and impressed them enough to earn himself a two-way contract. He spent most of his time that year down in the G League where he averaged 20 points.
Mac was eventually called up by the Lakers for just one game in December 2021. Shortly thereafter he was released from the team. In April 2022 he signed for a single game with the “Chicago Bulls.” When they didn’t re-sign him he briefly became a member of the “Golden State Warriors” during the 2022 Pre-season which saw him travel to Japan.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get the chance to stick around with the Team. Finally, Mac landed with the “Philadelphia 76ers” NBA G League Affiliate the Delaware Blue Coats. He earned himself a two-way deal with the team after performing well throughout the early time of the G League season.
Mac earned mainstream success when he steeled the entire 2023 All-Star Weekend. At first, he was considered somewhat of an odd choice when it was announced that he would be joining the 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After participating in the contest, Mac made history as the first G League player to ever be invited to one of the NBA’s most high-profile events. He had turned the entire world into Believers.
Mac started the event off by jumping over two people while tapping the ball off the backboard at the same time. A dunk that earned him a perfect score of 50. His second attempt was an awe-inspiring 360 rotation that probably deserved a 50 as well.
In the third dunk, Mac went against Murphy in which he did the double pump reverse slam. Then he brought down the house with his fourth and final jam a 540 rotation while wearing his original Gate City High School Jersey.
- Winning the 2023 Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday’s All-Star Night
Mac McClung Net Worth
Mac McClung is one of the rising professional basketball players in the country and he is still at the beginning of his career. The man has a lot more to do in the future, according to his interview with TNT he will return to defend his title the next year.
Outside of earning from his professional career he also makes money from other ventures. Mac has a great deal with the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League so he is probably making a good sum of money. As of 2023, Mac McClung’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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