Mac McClung becomes the first G-League player to enter the NBA dunk contest


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Delaware Blue Coats guard Mac McClung will bring his high-flying acrobatics to this year’s NBA dunk contest, The Athletic announced Friday.

McClung’s is the first G-League player ever to be included in the annual competition. Rockets guard KJ Martin and Trail Blazers rookie Shaedon Sharpe were also announced as participants, leaving another slot free.

McClung, a hyper-athletic 6’2 guard who has stintd at Georgetown and Texas Tech, has been a household name in basketball circles since his high school mixtapes made the rounds on social media.

And boy, were they electrifying.

McClung went undrafted after turning pro in 2021 and was signed by the South Bay Lakers in August 2021. In early 2022, he penned two 10-day contracts with the Chicago Bulls before returning to the Lakers organization in April. He joined the organization of the 76ers in October 2022.

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