Apparently Miami is becoming the destination for former Big 12 players. Just weeks after former Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez transferred to Miami, former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan will do so as well, according to CBS.
McClellan's per game numbers were pretty good, as he led the Longhorns in scoring 13.9 points per game and added just under 4 rebounds per contest. However, he did so while putting up a paltry 42.8% eFG. McLellan did not shoot well from two (just 43.8%), but a big problem in his game was his attempting 121 threes despite making just 27.3% of them. His numbers were a big part of why Texas finished 8th in shooting in the Big 12, though to defend him a bit the Longhorns offense was always going to be doomed once Myck Kabongo was suspended, and with a general lack of scoring options someone had to take those shots, and McClellan was usually tasked with trying to create something out of nothing. So while his shot selection was not good, he at least has an excuse for it.
One thing he did do well offensively was get to the line. McClellan drew over 6 fouls per 40 minutes last year and made 83% of his free throws. He also shot much better (53.7% from two) as a Freshman when he did not have to carry the offense. Playing alongside an accomplished point guard in Rodriguez after he sits out a year, there is a good chance we see McClellan post more efficient numbers in a Hurricanes uniform.
His and Rodriguez's additions to the Hurricanes lineup will help keep them in the top half of the ACC, but McClellan is leaving an awful situation behind in Austin. With Julien Lewis transferring as well, Texas will have no double digit scorers returning and their recruiting class is not ranked in the top 30 according to Rivals.