NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball standout Kevin McClain ('19) (Jennings, Fla.) agreed to a professional playing contract with Fos Provence in France, the club announced.
France - Fos-Provence signs Kevin McClain, ex EWE Baskets https://t.co/UqIqlw3w7o— Eurobasket (@EurobasketNews) August 8, 2020
McClain appeared in 15 Eurocup games for EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Bundesliga this past season.
The 6-3 guard emerged as one of the top two-way players in college basketball as a senior.
He recorded 30 double figure scoring games, including 19 consecutive to close the season. McClain delivered in the biggest of situations, most notably his game-high 29-point performance vs. Temple in the NCAA Tournament, leading Belmont to an 81-70 victory. He also had a game-high 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals - and game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds remaining - in Belmont's victory at UCLA.
McClain scored 27 points at Southeast Missouri in the regular season finale as Belmont secured its fifth OVC regular season championship in seven years.
The Jennings, Florida native averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game en route to All-OVC First Team honors.
McClain helped lead Belmont to 94 victories and three conference championships in his career. He ranked among OVC leaders in scoring, assists, 3-point field goal percentage, 3-point field goals per game and assist to turnover ratio.
McClain stands 11th on Belmont's NCAA Division I era career scoring list with 1,279 points.
He played 2019 NBA Summer League for the Golden State Warriors.
McClain holds a German passport thanks to his German-born mother; he joins Ian Clark, Dylan Windler, Alex Renfroe, Kerron Johnson, J.J. Mann, Amanze Egekeze and Austin Luke currently playing professionally.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 14 of the last 15 seasons, including nine berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 19 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 rankings 10 consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 15 consecutive seasons (Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is the only NCAA Division I program to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.