CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s basketball program announced the signing of a pair of prospects to national letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. Devin Coleman, a 6-foot-3 guard from Wynnewood, PA, and K.J. McDaniels, a 6-foot-6 forward from Birmingham, AL, signed with Brad Brownell’s program. They join Clemson’s fall signees, guard T.J. Sapp and forward Bernard SullivanBernard Sullivan Forward # 6-8, 215 Davidson, NC View Full Profile, as members of the Tigers’ 2011-12 freshman class.
“We’re certainly happy to have these two young men join our basketball program,” Brownell said. “They both come from terrific families and winning basketball programs. Along with T.J. and Bernard, they give us a strong foundation for future success.”
Coleman, a three-star prospect according to ESPNU, led Friends’ Central School to three consecutive independent school state championships. He was a two-time first-team all-state selection, including his senior season in 2010-11 when he averaged 16.2 points per game. He is a four-time All-Friends League selection and finished his career with over 1,500 points.
Coleman was named to the U.S. All-Star roster for this weekend’s Capital Classic, which will be held Saturday in Upper Marlboro, MD. He played one of his best games when he tallied 19 points and 15 rebounds in a narrow loss to USA Today’s No. 2 ranked school, St. Anthony (NJ) on Feb. 6, 2011.
“Devin comes from a winning program and has been in big basketball games throughout his career,” Brownell said. “He’s a fundamentally sound player that can make three-point shots and score off the dribble. He has a high basketball IQ and is used to winning. Those are significant intangibles that we look for in a player.”
McDaniels, the son of former South Alabama player Kevin McDaniels, is a three-star prospect according to most national recruiting services. He is a two-time NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) All-American, winning the honor in 2010 and 2011. He was named the NACA Most Outstanding Player in 2011 after leading Central Park Christian School to its second consecutive national championship.
McDaniels, who led Central Park Christian to a combined 45-3 record the past two seasons, averaged 18.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game as a senior. He was named the 2010 Neosho Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team as well.
“K.J. is an extremely athletic wing player who we feel can make an impact on both ends of the floor,” Brownell said. “He’s a pretty good three-point shooter and an outstanding rebounder. I think our fans will really enjoy watching him play.”
2011 Basketball Class
G • 6-3 • 190 • Fr.
Friends’ Central School
Three-star prospect according to ESPNU...named to the U.S. All-Star roster for the 2011 Capital Classic, scheduled for April 17 in Upper Marlboro, MD...McDonald’s All-America nominee...averaged 16.2 points per game as a senior...two-time first-team AA all-state selection...named first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Boys Basketball as a senior by the Philadelphia Inquirer...four-time All-Friends League selection...named first-team All-Main Line his final three seasons...led high school to three straight state championships among indepedent schools, he scored 17 points in the championship final as a senior...led team to two consecutive Friends League championships...scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a narrow loss to USA Today’s No. 2 ranked school, St. Anthony (NJ) on Feb. 6, 2011...St. Anthony was named the high school national champion by MaxPreps after producing an unblemished 33-0 record...named Most Valuable Player at the Big Apple Invitational...posted 30 points and 12 rebounds in championship game against Quality Education Academy (NC)...posted career totals of 1,528 points, 602 rebounds and 128 three-point goals...attended same high school as former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick, an NBA veteran since 2005...coached by Jason Polykoff...born Dec. 18, 1992.
F • 6-6 • 195 • Fr.
Central Park Christian School
Three-star prospect according to most of the national recruiting services...two-time NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) All-American, winning the honor in 2010 as a junior and 2011 as a senior...2011 NACA Most Outstanding Player after leading Central Park Christian to its second consecutive national championship...2010 NACA All-Tournament Team selection...team compiled a 45-3 combined record in back-to-back seasons...averaged 18.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 3.3 assists per game as a senior in 2010-11...2010 Neosho Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team choice...coached by Don Broadnax...father, Kevin, played basketball at South Alabama from 1989-91...Kevin was a second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 1991 after leading the Jaguars in scoring at 13.4 points per game...South Alabama advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament...born Mar. 3, 1993.
G • 6-3 • 190 • Fr.
Oakland Park, FL
Northeast High School
Three-star prospect according to most of the national recruiting services...rated the No. 7 prospect in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com...AAAAA fourth-team all-state selection as a junior, he should be a higher selection as a senior when the all-state teams are announced...played in 2011 Florida vs. USA Basketball Hardwood Classic, he led Florida with 16 points and was named to the All-Showcase Team after the event...played in South Florida All-Star Basketball Showcase, leading Broward County Public School Team to victory over Dade County after scoring 19 points...won slam dunk contest in that event as well...named to All-Tournament Team at the 2010 Kreul Classic in Coral Springs, FL; his top game was a 31-point effort in an upset win over rival Dillard High School...also posted 24 against Dillard later in the season in a Feb. 5, 2011 game...averaged 19.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a junior in 2009-10...All-Broward County selection by the Miami Herald...led his high school to No. 2 ranking in the state poll his junior season...coached by Gerald Gillion.
F • 6-8 • 215 • Fr.
Davidson Day School
Four-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com, he is the No. 70 overall prospect by Scout and No. 91 by Rivals...four-star prospect according to both services, he is listed as the No. 10 prospect at his position nationally by Rivals.com and No. 19 by Scout.com...four-star prospect according to ESPNU, he is the No. 22 rated power forward among the 2011 class...selcted to play in Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star Game in Charlotte on April 16...first-team all-state selection among the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association...Lake Norman Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year...named All-Southern Piedmont Athletic Association, he was also an SPAA All-Tournament Team choice...named to All-Tournament Team at Stop DWI Tournament in New York...averaged 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a senior, while shooting 57 percent on field goals and 71 percent on free throws...posted 34 points in win over Statesville Christian on Jan. 28, 2011...scored 31 in Davidson Day’s upset over ESPNU’s No. 24 ranked United Faith Academy on Feb. 11, 2011...coached by Ron Johnson at Davidson Day...named one of four U.S. Student of Character award winners at the school...played his first three seasons at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, he was a three-time all-conference player before transferring to Davidson Day...averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior...played in the North-South “Battle of the Classes” All-Star Game...MVP of the 2009 Wilmington Holiday Classic...named to U17 All-Tournament Team at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2010...born Nov. 17, 1992.