McDaniels ranked in the 1st round of NBA Mock Draft
SI.com's latest NBA mock draft has Clemson's K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
#32 6-6, 200
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The Hornets are invested in small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the second pick in the 2012 draft. If the small forward's perimeter shooting doesn't improve, though, his future would be murky. McDaniels is a spectacular athlete with a wingspan (6-foot-11¼) that will make him a feared weak-side shot blocker. McDaniels was one of the most improved players in college basketball last season, when he averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.