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Ben McLemore

16 | Guard

Kings

Biography

Background

NBA TRANSACTIONS:

Selected by Sacramento as an undergraduate out of Kansas with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/13/13).


COLLEGE:

An early entry candidate, averaged 15.9 points (.495 FG%, .420 3pt%, .870 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 32.2 minutes per game in 37 appearances for the Jayhawks … Set the KU freshman records in scoring (3rd in the Big 12) and free throw percentage ... Named to the Second Team All-America by the AP, NABC, and USBWA in 2013 … On the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award given to the nation's top player, as well as one of 14 finalists for USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year, 30 candidates for the Naismith Award and eight for USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year … Three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week and one-time league player of the week … Only the second Jayhawk in the 17-year history of the Big 12 to win both awards in the same season … Tallied 11 games of 20 points or more, including three 30-point performances … His 36 points against West Virginia broke the Kansas freshman single-game scoring record and his three 30-point efforts also set a KU freshman single-season mark.


HIGH SCHOOL

Averaged 16.0 points and 7.0 rebounds over six games as a high school senior at Christian Life Center in Humble, Texas after transferring from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. … Ranked No. 17 nationally by Rivals.com … Spent junior season at Wellston High School in St. Louis, averaging 28.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocked shots on the season … Named an all-metro selection by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a junior ... Led the Trojans to a third-place finish in the 2010 Class 2 State Tournament.


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