Updated on 6/3/23. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder for his size
Solid defender that can get steals
Needs to improve his three-point shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Unselfish to a fault
Low volume offensive player
Can gamble too much defensively
Caleb McConnell is an athletic, high-motor swingman that is known for his strong defensive play, and he helped lead Rutgers to get to the 2022 NCAA Tournament. He is a good defender that can get steals and stops for his team. While he’s not known for his scoring prowess, he played very well in his team’s March 16th double overtime loss to Rutgers, as he scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in that game. He is a versatile playmaker that had a solid collegiate career, and he could project into a defensive specialist role in the NBA.
Rutgers Basketball Bio
Rutgers’ Article That Mentions McConnell Was Named Big Ten’s DPOY in the 2021-22 Season
3/21/21 Rutgers vs. Houston
1/19/22 Rutgers vs. Iowa
3/16/22 Rutgers vs. Notre Dame
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