Prospect Profile: K.J. McDaniels
In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Clemson
"This was not an easy decision, but I am excited to take the next step toward fulfilling my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA," McDaniels said.
Three-point field goals: 2011-12, 7-for-25 (.280); 2012-13, 32-for-96 (.333); 2013-14, 42-for-138 (.304). Totals: 81-for-259 (.313).
- Ranks seventh in Clemson history in total blocks.
- Finished 24th in country in blocks per game (2.8) as a junior.
- Earned All-ACC honors and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award.
- Led the Tigers in points (614), rebounds (255), blocks (100), steals (41) and three-pointers (42) his junior year - the only player in the country to lead is team in all five categories.
Excellent leaper and shot-blocker. A force on the defensive end. Strong finisher. Has developed into a quality free throw shooter. Willing to throw his body around and mix it up inside.
"McDaniels was barely a top-150 prospect coming out of high school. Three years later, he's the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a likely first-round pick."
"NBA teams love to see a player stay in school, work on his game, while making steady improvement. McDaniels improvement hasn't just been steady; it's been sensational."
"A player deserving of more attention is Clemson's K.J. McDaniels, averaging 16 pts, 7 rebs, 3 blks. Terrific at LeBron Academy and since."
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