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Former Jayhawk Ben McLemore Earns Western Conference Rookie of the Month Honors


Former Kansas Jayhawk Shooting Guard Ben McLemore, drafted 7th overall by the Sacramento Kings, was awarded the Western Conference Rookie of the Month Award before the Kings game tonight versus Houston.

According to, McLemore has average 9.1 points per game, as well as 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest in 14 games played. McLemore started eight of those fourteen games.

McLemore leads all Western Conference Rookies in scoring, minutes per game, three point field goal percentage, and free throw shooting percentage for the month in question. The Kings Guard averages 37.8% shooting from the field, 35% shooting from beyond the arc, and shoots 81% from the free-throw line.

Ben McLemore scored a career-high 19 points this season in a contest against the Golden State Warriors and is currently tied with Michael-Carter Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers for the most three-point field goals made by a rookie league-wide (21).

McLemore becomes the first Sacramento King to win the Rookie of the Month Award since Isaiah Thomas earned the honor back in March of 2012.

Congratulations Ben on your achievement for your excellent play the past month. It’s just the beginning, many more great things to come from this phenomenal young man.  Keep up the good work Ben!


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