Ben McLemore NBA Draft Profile

Ben McLemore NBA Draft Profile

Ben McLemore, Freshman, Guard, Kansas



It was thought that Ben McLemore may be able to work his way into the regular rotation during the 2012-2013 campaign after sitting out while cleaning up some academic issues the previous year. He did a tad more than just work his way into the rotation. The 6-5 guard started from day one and led the Jayhawks in scoring with 16.7 points per game during the regular season. He knocked down about two three-pointers per game and has great range.

McLemore is also a tough enough defender and can use his quickness on the defensive end of the floor. His size and strength make him a good rebounder and he can even drive and dish. But it is McLemore’s ability to score from everywhere on the floor that has NBA scouts excited.


Final Projection:

McLemore should be one of the first players chosen in the 2013 NBA Draft. Without a clear #1 player on the board this year, he could be the top selection. He has the size, strength and shooting range to be a great shooting guard in the NBA for a long, long time. A lot of players can score, but McLemore’s ability to hit the glass, pass and play defense makes him the most attractive scorer on the board.


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