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K.J. McDaniels Named First-Team All-ACC, All-ACC Defensive Team

Clemson Athletic Communications - Monday, March 10, 2014 1:18 PM
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Pos: F   Height: 6-6   Weight: 200   Hometown: Birmingham, AL (Central Park Christian School HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. - Junior forward K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Jr. Forward
#32 6-6, 200
Birmingham, AL

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was named first-team All-ACC, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). McDaniels, the first Tiger to be named first team since Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
Forward (2006 - 2009)
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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in 2010, was also named to the All-ACC Defensive Team. The rest of the first team was comprised of Duke's Jabari Parker, NC State's T.J. Warren, North Carolina's Marcus Paige and Syracuse's C.J. Fair.
McDaniels was one of the most improved players in the ACC this season. Heading into the ACC Tournament, he carries team-leading averages of 17.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. For the second straight year, he leads the conference in blocks per game (2.8). McDaniels is fourth in the ACC in free throw percentage (.847), fifth in scoring, sixth in field goal percentage (.452), and seventh in rebounding.

He is the only player in the country leading his team in scoring, rebounding, three-pointers, blocks and steals. He is vying to become only the second ACC player in history to do it, joining Wake Forest's Josh Howard in 2002-03. McDaniels has 83 blocks and 36 three-pointers, only the second player in ACC history with at least 80 blocks and 30 steals in a season (Duke's Shane Battier was the other in 2001-02).

McDaniels is tied for the ACC lead with five "20 & 10" games - at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game. He is third among conference players with 12 games scoring at least 20 points.

The Birmingham, Ala., native is the sixth different Tiger named to the All-ACC Defensive Team, joining Vernon HamiltonVernon Hamilton
Guard
#1 6-0, 185
Richmond, VA

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(2006), Trevor Booker (2009, 2010), Jerai GrantJerai Grant
Forward (2007 - 2010)
#45 6-8, 230
Bowie, MD

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(2011) and Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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(2012).

ACSMA All-ACC Team
(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)

First team
Jabari Parker, Fr.. Duke (77) 231
Tony Warren, So., NCSU (77), 231
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223
C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200
K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199

Second Team
Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170
Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156
Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148
James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103

Third Team
Olivier Hanlan, So., Boston College (3) 101
Joe Harris, Sr., Virginia (1) 79
Rion Brown, Sr., Miami 52
Dez Wells, Jr., Maryland 45
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech 34

Honorable Mention (10 points or more)
Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30
Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28
Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17
Jerami Grant,So. Syracuse 15



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