Suns Draft Central

Guard | 6’-5” | 195 lbs. | Kansas

After redshirting his first season in Lawrence, Ben McLemore became Kansas’ leading scorer and a dynamic playmaker this past season. Throughout the previous offseason, Head Coach Bill Self began comparing the guard to former breakout scorer Brandon Rush. McLemore then lived up to his coach’s expectations. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 15.9 points per game and shot 42 percent from three-point range. He showcased his explosiveness in the three games he scored 30 or more, which resulted in three wins for the Jayhawks. The most recent in a long line of blue-chip talent coming through the Kansas program, McLemore is the most explosive wing scorer entering this draft.

NCAA Stats

Season

School

Conf

G

MP

FG

FGA

FG%

3P

3PA

3P%

FT

FTA

FT%

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

2012-13

Kansas

Big 12

37

32.2

5.4

10.8

.495

2.0

4.7

.420

3.2

3.7

.870

5.2

2.0

1.0

0.7

2.1

1.9

15.9

Draft Combine Measurements & Results

Height w/o shoes: 6' 3.5"


Height with shoes: 6' 4.75"


Weight: 189.2


Wingspan: 6' 7.75"


Standing Reach: 8' 4.5"


Body Fat: 5


Hand Length: 8.75


Hand Width: 9.5


Three-quarter time: 3.27


Lane Agility Time: 11.87


Modified Time: 3.11


Standing Leap: 32.5


Maximum Leap: 42

“He rises up, winds up, throws down a monster dunk, and in a blink 16,300 spectators also rise up and roar approval. All of them wish they could do the same. Ben McLemore smiles and sprints so smoothly to the other end of the court. What must it be like to be McLemore, Kansas University basketball star, floating sky-walker, owner of a million-dollar smile and a jump shot to match?”

- Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World

"As soon as I got off the plane, I was excited. It’s a great city, and the coaching staff is great, too. Today, I think I’ll get a tour through the whole facility, so I’m looking forward to do that … I think I would fit perfectly with this team and this franchise, coming in as a shooting guard helping the team out winning more games. My goal is to come in, help the team win more games and a win a championship."

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