UConn's star center Donovan Clingan has declared for the NBA draft after contributing to the team's recent national championship runs and taking on increased responsibility this year. His performance earned him a spot on the all-Final Four Team and he finished in the top 20 nationally in offensive rating and top 10 in blocks, per KenPom. Clingan is expected to land between picks 5-10 in the mid lottery and has been projected as high as three.

By the Numbers
  • Clingan played 22.6 minutes per game this year
  • He finished in the top 20 nationally in offensive rating and top 10 in blocks
  • He's been projected as high as the third pick in the NBA draft
Yes, But

There are concerns about Clingan's ability to stay on the floor for extended periods and his shooting, having only made two threes in his collegiate career.

State of Play
  • Donovan Clingan is expected to land between picks 5-10 in the NBA draft lottery
  • There are doubts surrounding his ability to stay on the floor for extended periods and his shooting
What's Next

Steph Castle, a freshman, is also expected to enter the draft early with his decision pending.

Bottom Line

Donovan Clingan's performance and potential NBA draft position highlight his impact on UConn's basketball team, although concerns remain about his endurance and shooting ability.