K.J. McDaniels will work out for the Boston Celtics next week

Former Clemson star is one of several wing forwards of high interest to the team heading into the NBA draft

Clemson's K.J. McDaniels makes a move during the second half during the NCAA NIT semi-finals at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Clemson's K.J. McDaniels makes a move during the second half during the NCAA NIT semi-finals at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Boston Celtics are in the in the market for a wing forward, and Clemson's K.J. McDaniels is squarely on their radar.

ESPN reports that McDaniels will have a private workout with the Celtics on June 3.

He is one of several wings of interest to the club as the NBA draft approaches. Others include N.C. State's T.J. Warren, UCLA's Kyle Anderson, Wichita State's Cleanthony Early, UConn's DeAndre Danels, and P.J. Hairston, who played in the NBA's D-League last season after choosing not to seek reinstatement after being suspended at North Carolina.

The Celtics have the No. 17 pick in the draft, making them the highest-picking team so far linked to McDaniels. Several mock drafts have him going to the Grizzlies or the Rockets later in the first round, while others project him as an early second-rounder.

McDaniels, ACC defensive player of year who measured 6-04.5 during the NBA scouting combine, led the ACC in blocks the past two seasons.

Anderson is considered to be of high interest to the Celtics, and has been projected to them in several mock drafts. At 6-9, he has impressive ball-handling skills. He averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals last season, and shot .483 from three-point range.

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