Caleb McConnell

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 198
College: Rutgers
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 6/8/1999

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 93
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Solid mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Solid defender that can get steals
Solid athlete
Solid motor


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 had a solid collegiate career at Rutgers.  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 Notre Dame in the First Four of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, as he scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in that game. 

On the other hand, he’s really struggled with his jump shot this past season, but his defense could be his calling card for the next level. He is a versatile playmaker that had a solid collegiate career, and he could project into a defensive specialist role in the NBA.

RealGM Profile
Rutgers Basketball Bio
Rutgers’ Article That Mentions McConnell Was Named Big Ten’s DPOY in the 2021-22 Season

Games Scouted:
3/21/21 Rutgers vs. Houston
1/19/22 Rutgers vs. Iowa
3/16/22 Rutgers vs. Notre Dame

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