Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels has been honored as a Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American, and is eligible for the Driesell national defensive player of the year award.
McDaniels, a first-team All-ACC selection, was earlier honored as the ACC's defensive player of the year.
The Driesell award is named in honor of coaching legend Lefty Driesell, who is the only person to ever win 100 games at four different Division I schools.
He is best known for his time at Maryland, leading the program to the National Invitational Tournament title in 1972 and its second-ever ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. He finished his career at Maryland with a 348-159 record and concluded his career with an impressive 786-394 mark.
The winner of the 2014 Driesell Award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 4 in Dallas, site of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
2014 Lefty Driesell All-America Team
Cameron Ayers 6-5 Sr. Bucknell
Khem Birch 6-9 Jr. UNLV
Alec Brown 7-1 Sr. Green Bay
Rhamel Brown 6-7 Sr. Manhattan
Willie Cauley-Stein 7-1 So. Kentucky
Tekele Cotton 6-2 Jr. Wichita State
Aaron Craft 6-2 Sr. Ohio State
Scott Eatherton 6-8 Jr. Northeastern
Joel Embiid 7-0 Fr. Kansas
Justin Jackson 6-8 Sr. Cincinnati
Jordair Jett 6-1 Sr. Saint Louis
Nick Johnson 6-3 Jr. Arizona
Du'Vaughn Maxwell 6-7 Sr. Hampton
K.J. McDaniels 6-6 Jr. Clemson
Daniel Miller 6-11 Sr. Georgia Tech
Chris Obekpa 6-9 So. St. John's
Elfrid Payton 6-3 Jr. Louisiana at Lafayette
Trevor Releford 6-0 Sr. Alabama
Marcus Smart 6-4 So. Oklahoma State
Kenneth Smith 6-3 Jr. Louisiana Tech
Corey Walden 6-2 Jr. Eastern Kentucky
Scottie Wilbekin 6-2 Sr. Florida
Kendall Williams 6-4 Sr. New Mexico
Briante Weber 6-2 Jr. VCU
Patric Young 6-9 Sr. Florida