Texas’ second-leading scorer, Sheldon McClellan, has decided to transfer to the University of Miami.
McClellan, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Houston, averaged 13.5 points, and 3.9 rebounds in 34 games making 15 starts for the 16-18 Longhorns. He shot 38.2 percent from the floor, 27.3 percent from the 3-point line, and 83.3 percent of his free throws.
"We're extremely happy to add Sheldon McClellan to our program," Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said. "He is an outstanding shooter, scorer, and athlete."
He will have to sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
He took an official visit to Miami in late May after announcing he was leaving Austin in March. He was considering attending Marquette among others.
McClellan scored a career-high 27 points in a win over Texas Tech on March 9 and averaged 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 68 games at Texas.
He attended Bellaire High School and was a top 50 recruit nationally averaging 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists a game as a senior. He scored a career-high 56 points in his first game of the season.
He is the third transfer the Hurricanes have gotten since the season ended and the second from the Big 12 as Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez also decided to transfer after his sophomore season. Rodriguez is waiting to hear back from the NCAA regarding his waiver request to allow him to play immediately.
Last week, DePaul forward Donnavan Kirk announced that he would be transferring back to Miami for his final season. Kirk would be eligible to play this season because he will be a post-graduate player. He still needs to apply to the NCAA for clearance as a player transferring back to a program.
With the addition of McClellan, the Hurricanes have 12 scholarships accounted for of the 13 they are allowed. Two incoming players, Derrick Griffin and Cornelius Elder, will be on a football scholarship.
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