Mar 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ben McLemore (23) looks to shoot during the game against the Michigan Wolverines during the semifinals of the South regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: McLemore Declares For NBA Draft


Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore on Tuesday declared himself elgibile for the NBA Draft. The guard is expected to be drafted in the top three of the draft.

McLemore has picked up a slew of awards after enjoying a freshman season to remember. He was named a second-team consenus All-American, Associated Press second-team member, All-Big 12 conference team member and All-Big 12 rookie team member.

He averaged 16 points per game, breaking the old Jayhawks record for a freshman set by Danny Manning in 1985 of 14.6 ppg. McLemore led the Big 12 conference in free throw shooting percentage at 87%. McLemore was a three-time conference rookie of the week, and one-time Big 12 player of the week.

The guard posted some great games, including an 36-point outburst vs West Virginia on March 2nd. McLemore had 11 games in total scoring 20 points or more.

Kansas center Jeff Withey is also expected to get drafted in the first round of June’s NBA Draft.

 

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