Donovan Clingan



Draft Notes

Clingan is a giant of a human being but also has a soft touch and an impressive amount of skills for such a massive center.

He lives in the paint and is nearly impossible to stop once he gets position down low.

He does a great job on on the boards on both ends of the floor and really knows how to use his size and weight to gain position and move opponents out of the way. He has a strong base and can hold position against anybody in college ball. Clingan is always a threat on the offensive glass.

He isn’t a quick leaper but uses his size well to defend the rim. Has decent mobility for a player his size and gets up and down the court pretty well.

While he’s not a first option type of offensive player he’s very efficient with his touches, has really good touch around the rim and has shown an increasing ability to step out and hit jumpers. He probably won’t be a volume 3pt shooter but has the potential to develop into a floor spacer in time.

The biggest question is whether he has the foot-speed to guard in space at the NBA level.

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2024 Center Rankings

  1. Alexandre Sarr – 7-1 – Perth Wildcats, NBL (France)
  2. Donovan Clingan – 7-2 – UConn
  3. Yves Missi – 6-11 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  4. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue (Canada)
  5. DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
  6. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Indiana
  7. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  8. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Nigeria)
  9. Quinton Post – 7-0 – Boston College (Netherlands)
  10. Jesse Edwards – 6-11 – West Virginia
  11. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  12. Isaac Jones – 6-9 – Washington State
  13. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  14. DJ Burns – 6-9 – NC State
  15. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – Ole Miss
  16. Jalen Lewis – 6-8 – Overtime Elite pro league