There exists a significant possibility that Donovan Clingan could have been selected in the first round of last year’s NBA draft had he chosen to declare. The 7-foot-2 center displayed exceptional efficiency during his freshman season, despite playing a limited role behind Adama Sanogo. Clingan’s remarkable block percentage, offensive rebounding percentage, and field goal percentage hinted at his immense potential.
Rather than opting for the professional route, Clingan decided to return to his home state university, ready to assume a more prominent role in their quest to defend the national championship. While scouts will be closely monitoring his performance with an expanded role, there is considerable untapped potential in Clingan’s game.