Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels plans to announce that he’s entering the draft this week, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The small forward is 21st in the prospect rankings that Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress compiles, and he’s 22nd with Chad Ford of ESPN.com.
McDaniels showed significant improvement this year, with his scoring average jumping to 17.1 points per game from the 10.9 PPG he put up as a sophomore in spite of fairly similar playing time. He also grabbed 7.1 rebounds and blocked 2.8 shots per game this season, impressive numbers for the 6’6″ small forward who excelled on the defensive end of the floor.
On offense, the 21-year-old shot the ball from the outside a bit too much considering his 30.4% accuracy from behind the arc. McDaniels averaged 3.8 three-point shot attempts per contest.