Ben McLemore 101

Get to know more about Sacramento’s first-round pick – both on and off the court – by checking out links to feature stories, videos and interviews.

Kings draftee Ben McLemore flourished during a standout campaign at Kansas, earning Consensus Second Team All-America honors and an All-Big 12 First Team nod by coaches and media. The 6-foot-5 guard set KU freshman records in scoring (15.9 points per game) and free-throw percentage (87 percent), while helping lead the Jayhawks to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.

Off the court, the Missouri native has defied the odds and preserved in the face of trying obstacles, serving as a role model and inspiration to family members, teammates and countless fans.

Explore the following links to gain insight into No. 16’s background, journey to the NBA and on-court accomplishments.

Kings Press Release: Pre-Draft Profile: | Video: Prospect Profile
University of Kansas Bio:


USA Today: Kansas’ Ben McLemore fights through poverty to NCAA’s center stageComing from humble beginnings, the 20-year-old has put himself in position to succeed. Video: NBA Rooks: Ben McLemoreMcLemore shows where he grew up in Wellston, Mo. and dishes on his hopes as he heads into the 2013 NBA Draft.

: McLemore Tops 2013 Draft Class: Find out why advanced analytical data shows McLemore may be the top prospect in the 2013 NBA Draft.

ESPN Video: TrueHoop TV With Ben McLemoreThe Kings guard dishes on his skill set, comparisons to Ray Allen and more in an interview with ESPN’s Henry Abbott. Video: Ben McLemore’s ArrivalMcLemore arrives in New York City two days prior to the 2013 NBA Draft.

Draft Night
: Video: Kings Select Ben McLemoreMcLemore greets NBA Commissioner David Stern and speaks with ESPN correspondent Shane Battier.

The Kings Blog: ‘He Was Our No. 1 Choice’ Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé, G.M. Pete D’Alessandro, Head Coach Michael Malone, Kings fans and more react to McLemore’s selection. Video: McLemore Answers Fan QuestionsThe No. 7 pick takes a timeout during Draft Night in Brooklyn to answer fans who submitted questions via Twitter. His moment of Truth? Ben McLemore goes No. 7 in NBA Draft to Sacramento KingsKansas Head Coach Bill Self, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla and more dish on McLemore’s potential. Video: Ben McLemore NBA TV InterviewMcLemore sits down with the NBA TV crew after being selected seventh by the Sacramento Kings. Video: Ben McLemore Interview With Craig SagerMcLemore speaks with NBA analyst Craig Sager about joining the Kings, his upside and more.