Brendan Maloy
Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks last season. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images) K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers in points, rebounds, steals and blocks last season. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels will declare for the NBA draft, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

McDaniels had a breakout junior year for the Tigers, averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while also leading his team on defense with 2.8 blocks and 1.1 steals.

The 21-year old is expected to be taken in the first round, with Sports Illustrated's latest mock draft placing him as the No. 23 pick to the Utah Jazz.

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