CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) K.J. McDaniels wanted to play in the NBA from the time he first picked up a basketball. Now, the Clemson forward says he's ready to turn that dream into reality.
McDaniels announced this week he'd forgo his senior season to take part in the NBA draft. He led the Tigers in scoring, rebounding, blocks, steals and 3-pointers, joining Wake Forest's Josh Howard in 2002-03 as the only Atlantic Coast Conference players to accomplish that feat.
More than stats, McDaniels' high-flying style electrified crowds and amazed opponents. He was nicknamed "Flight32," because of his jersey number and ability to play well above the rim on offense and defense.