Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels is entering the 2014 NBA draft, the school announced Tuesday. The small forward had one year of eligibility remaining with the Tigers.
As a junior, McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. The second-leading scorer on the team was Rod Hall, who averaged 9.7 PPG.
McDaniels is projected by DraftExpress.com to be selected with the No. 20 overall pick in this year’s draft. The ACC Defensive Player of the Year will be the program’s first player taken in the draft since Trevor Booker was selected 23rd overall in 2010.
The junior will be one of two scholarship players not returning to Clemson’s roster next season. Guard Adonis Filer opted to transfer earlier this month.