Will Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore Meet Expectations?

By Trevor Lowry
Ben McLemore
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I am still scratching my head about Ben McLemore going No. 7 in the 2013 NBA Draft. Wasn’t he considered the best player in college hoops for a period of time during the season and wasn’t he predicted to go No. 2 in the draft? Whether the case, will McLemore meet expectations for the Sacramento Kings?

McLemore was one of the most talented players in the draft and Sacramento should feel lucky for landing him. In one season in college, he managed to score 15.9 points per game and grabbed 5.2 boards per game. He also shot 49.5 percent from the field and 42 percent from behind the arc.

The only problem is that he went to the Kings. Sure, Sacramento is not the worst team in the league, but it did have a record of 28-54 last season. There is talent on this team, like DeMarcus Cousins.

I doubt McLemore will be good enough to turn this team around in one season, but he could easily win Rookie of the Year. He was arguably the best shooting guard in the draft, although he was not the first shooting guard to go.

No one can deny McLemore’s talent. He played one season in college for Kansas, who was one of the best teams in the nation, and he was the best player on the team.

His shot is downright nasty and it would be hard to see him not succeeding at the next level.

No one really knows if he will meet expectations or not in his first season, but I will definitely be rooting for him to do so.

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