December 22, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ben McLemore (23) reacts to a foul against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena. Kansas won the game 74-66. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball Roundtable: Is Ben McLemore the nation's top freshman?

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore is leading the team in scoring, averaging around 16 points per game. McLemore, is connecting on 41% of his three-point field goals. He is on many short-lists for freshman of the year in the Big 12 and even nationally. Is McLemore the nations top freshman?

Rickey:Ben McLemore might not be my freshman of the year so far, but should be considered. I put him at #3 on my list at this point. The players above him? Shabazz Muhammad from UCLA and Glen Robinson III from Michigan. I just think what Muhammad has done in only ten games this season is amazing. However, McLemore is beginning to make a name for himself and his stock can rise this season.

George: Ben McLemore is putting up great numbers, but like Rickey, and I feel he should be considered one of the top freshman in the nation. He isn’t the top freshman yet, though by the end of the season, he could be. McLemore, is putting up great numbers for one of the nation’s top teams. He is the Jayhawks leading scorer, and has pushed them over the hump during their recent winning streak. Big 12 conference play is about to start, this will help us more in deciding what type of player McLemore is.


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