Donovan Clingan

Updated on 4/4/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-2
Weight: 260
College: Connecticut
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 2/23/2004

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Has good strength
Solid motor


Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Only an average athlete at best
Needs to improve his conditioning


Donovan Clingan is a strong, physical center that can make plays to help his team on the interior. He’s played well as a per-minute big man on a very good Connecticut team, but he will need to improve his mobility, shooting range, and he will need to show that he can defend quicker players in a faster-paced environment. Currently, he may project to be a second round prospect for the 2024 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Article from Kevin Pelton Mentions Clingan From His Stat-Based Projections
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/17/23 UConn-Iona Game via House of Highlights

Games Scouted:
3/25/23 Connecticut vs. Gonzaga
4/3/23 Connecticut vs. San Diego State

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