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Clemson’s All-ACC Nomination, K.J. McDaniels

Clemson’s All-ACC Nomination, K.J. McDaniels

McDaniels’ Final Regular Season Statistics:Points Per Game – 17.2 Rebounds Per Game – 7.1 Field Goal % – .452 Free Throw % – .847 Blocks Per Game – 2.8 Steals Per Game – 1.2

More Info on Clemson’s #Flight32: • Only player in the NCAA leading his team in points, rebounds, three-point goals, blocks and steals. The only ACC player to do it for an entire season was Josh Howard at Wake Forest in 2002-03. • Leads the ACC for the second straight year in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is on pace for Clemson’s best season average since Sharone Wright’s 2.9 in 1993-94. • Ranks in the top 10 of the ACC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and free throw percentage. • Has five “20 & 10” (at least 20 points, 10 rebounds) games, tied for the most among ACC players this season. • Third among ACC players with 12 games of at least 20 points; also tied for third with seven double-doubles. • First ACC player since Lonny Baxter to post at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the same game. He had 30 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks at Notre Dame. • Posted 24 points and 10 rebounds in Clemson’s Jan. 11 upset of No. 13 ranked Duke. • Also posted 24 points in Clemson’s game against No. 16 Virginia and regular season finale versus Pitt. • Guided Clemson to a six-win overall and five-win ACC improvement in the regular season. The Tigers are over 100 spots higher in the RPI currently than last season’s final ratings. • Since last season, has improved scoring average from 10.9 to 17.2, free throw percentage from .684 to .847, rebounds per game from 5.0 to 7.1, assists from 21 to 46, and blocks from 58 to 83. Prior to this season, he had never scored more than 17 in a game.

McDaniels’ Top Five #ACC Must See Moments

#1 – Late in the second half of Clemson’s 73-56 win over NC State, McDaniels hangs in the air for this emphatic one-handed putback slam.

#2 – With Clemson up seven in the final 90 seconds at Florida State, McDaniels swallowed Montay Brandon’s layup to help stave off a Seminole rally in a 53-49 win in Tallahassee.

#3 – McDaniels takes a lob on the fast break from freshman Austin Ajukwa and throws down this sick alley-oop against a top-20 Virginia team.

#4 – McDaniels scores two of his game-high 26 points against Maryland on March 2 with this one-handed tomahawk slam on an assist from classmate Rod Hall.

#5 – The ACC’s leading shot-blocker had six in the win over NC State, including this one on the ACC’s leading scorer T.J. Warren.


McDaniels’ Top Five #ACC Must See Photos (courtesy Rex Brown/IPTAY Media)

#1 – McDaniels comes from help side to block Duke’s Jabari Parker with his left hand resting against the bottom of the backboard.

#2 – With the picturesque Carrier Dome serving as a backdrop, McDaniels throws down this alley-oop on a pass from Jordan Roper against top-ranked Syracuse.

#3 – McDaniels climbs the ladder to throw in an alley-oop pass from Austin Ajukwa in the second half against Virginia.

#4 – McDaniels blocked six shots against NC State, none with more verticality than this one in the second half on Wolfpack star T.J. Warren.

#5 – McDaniels soars through the lane for a late tomahawk jam to punctuate Clemson’s 61-53 victory over Wake Forest in January.