UConn's Donovan Clingan, a key player in the Huskies' consecutive national titles, has declared for the NBA Draft with impressive stats, including 13 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game in the 2023-24 season.

By the Numbers
  • Clingan averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game
  • He shot 63.9% from the field in the 2023-24 season
  • Finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks in the Elite Eight win over Illinois
Yes, But

While Clingan is considered a top prospect, his limited offensive abilities, making just two 3-pointers in college, may be a concern for some NBA teams.

State of Play
  • UConn will face significant challenges in the upcoming season to replace Clingan and other starting players
  • Samson Johnson is expected to step up to fill the void left by Clingan in the team
What's Next

Clingan's future in the NBA will depend on his health and his potential to transition into an impact defender despite his offensive limitations.

Bottom Line

Donovan Clingan's departure creates a significant gap in both UConn's defense and starting lineup, posing a challenge for the team in the upcoming season.