Baylor MBB’s MaCio Teague Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

MaCio Teague
Photo credit: Matt Stamey—AP

Last July, former Baylor Men’s Basketball G MaCio Teague announced he was declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft without hiring an agent (I wrote about his return to Baylor here). The Bears’ 2019-2020 season was a spectacular run that would’ve saw a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and undoubtedly a successful March Madness run. At the time of Teague’s declaration, I wrote “Baylor MBB had arguably their best season of all time, finishing the regular season with a 26-4 record with a 23-game winning streak that made school and Big 12 history (they broke Kansas’ 1996-97 22-game record). They were also ranked No. 1 in the nation for five consecutive weeks, which, according to Baylor Athletics’ Jerry Hill “was the longest by any team since Kentucky in 2015.” One of the main playmakers and leaders of the team was G MaCio Teague—a junior transfer from UNC Asheville. MaCio was unexpectedly consistent and fairly efficient on the court, especially in combination with fellow starters G Davion Mitchell, G Jared Butler, F Freddie Gillespie, and F Tristan Clark.” Teague was indeed a great addition to the Bears’ starting lineup in 2019-2020, but his production shot up during Baylor’s National Championship run. Because of his increased draft stock, Teague today announced he would not only be declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft like teammate Davion Mitchell, but also he’s hiring an agent, meaning he can only return to Baylor if he ends his relationship with said representative. At the end of the regular season, Teague tied the Baylor record for 3s in a game with 10 and 35 points was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team list and AP All-Big 12 Second Team. He completed this season shooting 47.8% (176-368) of field goals, 39.5% (60-152) of 3s, and 83.1% (64-77) of free throws with at total of 50 assists, 24 steals, 11 blocks, and 476 points—the second highest on the team. MaCio Teague would have been fantastic with another year at Baylor, but I’m sure he’ll be just as successful on any team in the pros!