Ben McLemore was the seventh overall pick by Sacramento in the 2013 NBA Draft. He signed as a free agent with Houston on 7/23/19 and appeared in 71 games with 23 starts while ranking second on the team in plus/minus rating (+187). McLemore took 83.0% of his shots from 3-point range in 2019-20 and averaged 2.5 3-pointers made on 40.0% shooting. The Rockets were 8-0 when he scored 20-plus points. Entering 2020-21, McLemore averaged 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 439 career games with 256 starts.
McLemore was an early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft following his redshirt freshman season at Kansas. He started 36 of the Jayhawks 37 games, while averaging 15.9 points while shooting 49.5% from the floor, 42.0% from 3-point range, and 87.0% from the line. McLemore was a consensus All-American Second Team selection and set the Kansas freshman record for scoring and free throw percentage. The Jayhawks went 31-6 and advanced to the Elite 8.