Report: Longhorns’ leading scorer Sheldon McClellan to transfer


Texas sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan will transfer, according to a report by ESPN.

McClellan led the Longhorns with 13.5 points per game last season and becomes the second Texas player to transfer this month. Sophomore forward Jaylen Bond announced his intentions to transfer last Monday.

McClellan was in and out of head coach Rick Barnes’ doghouse all year long. Three times he played fewer than 10 minutes and was held scoreless, responding with big games each time. McClellan averaged 20.7 points per game during a three-game winning streak earlier this month but scored just five points in a loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament and six points in a season-ending, 73-72 defeat to Houston last Wednesday.

Bond and McClellan could be joined by sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo in leaving Texas. Kabongo averaged 14.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in the 11 games he played in after serving a 23-game suspension for receiving impermissible benefits over the offseason.