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Former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan transfers to Miami

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Former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan, who played high school basketball at Bellaire, confirmed he will transfer to Miami.

McClellan was the Longhorns' second-leading scorer during the 2012-13 season, averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds a game.

"I chose Miami because I believe the ACC is the best conference and I want to compete with the best," McClellan said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

Beyond that McClelland said getting the opportunity to play for Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga played a big role in his decision.

"I think Coach Larranaga, he's what really got my attention," McClellan said.

"He's a players' coach on an off the court. He's a motivator. He never gives up on (his players). He has a strong desire to maximize my potential."

McClellan said it means a great deal to him to finally reach a decision on his future.

"It feels pretty good," McClellan said. "It was a lot of pressure.

"This was actually my first time going through a recruiting process. Many people don't know that because I didn't take visits coming out of high school.

"It was very hard telling other schools that I chose Miami, because they are also good programs too."

McClellan, who has two of eligibility left, said he was also considering LSU and Oregon.

He said left Texas, "because it wasn't a fit for me.

"I just needed a place somewhere I can start off fresh."

McClellan will have to sit out one year before being able to play for the Hurricanes.

"I don't think it will be tough at all," McClellan said. "It will encourage me to get better and I look forward to it.

"It gives me an opportunity to get stronger. It's going to be like training camp for me."

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