One And Done Kansas Jayhawks
Number Four: Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore was a dynamic, high performance shooting guard for KU. With a motor similar to that of Josh Jackson’s, McLemore seemed to perform better in the most crucial moments. Except he was missing an excellent supporting cast when he needed help.
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McLemore put up monster stats, during his one season at KU he played the full season of 37 games, averaged 15.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and produced excellent shooting with a 49.5 field goal percentage. During the postseason he was anticipated to carry the Jayhawks to a deep run in the NCAA tournament, but it was cut short.
Following his freshman season as a Kansas Jayhawk, Ben would take off, mostly because of monetary issues, for the 2013 NBA Draft. With the 7th pick in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Draft the Sacramento Kings nabbed Ben McLemore.
Ben McLemore would continue to build on the success he had at KU. In his first season with the Kings, McLemore would play 82 games, average 26.7 minutes per game, 8.8 points per game, and lose some of his touch with a 37.6 field goal percentage and a 32 for three point percentage.
He continues to play for the Kings, but his role has slowly been dropping off since his rookie season. This year, he has played 42 games, averages 17.9 minutes per game, and is averaging 6.6 points a game.