Clemson's McDaniels entering NBA Draft

Clemson, SC ( - Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels announced Tuesday he will skip his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

McDaniels, the 2013-14 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led the Tigers in a multitude of categories. He averaged team-bests of 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while topping the club in blocks (100) and steals (41).

"I want to thank K.J. for his contributions to our basketball program these last three seasons," said Clemson head coach Brad Brownell. "K.J. is a hard- working, humble young man who always put team first. He has had a tremendous impact on our program and improved as much as any player I've ever coached. I'm extremely proud of his development and excited for his future at the next level."

McDaniels finished his collegiate career with 1,035 points, 450 rebounds and 178 blocked shots.