McLemore is a 6-5 guard who weighs 195 pounds and has transitioned greatly from a forward to a guard. He has the nicest shooting stroke in the league and it shows with 43 percent 3-point percentage and 50 percent field goal percentage. He can flat out shoot and hit all six of his threes against Iowa State, including the game tying shot at the buzzer.
Coming into the season, McLemore was projected to be a good player, but has turned out to be a great player. No one projected him to be a top 5 potential draft pick, but now he is projected as the possible No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft.
McLemore is going to be the best available true shooting guard at the time of the draft and with a lot of old shooting guards in the league right now, he could possibly be taken at that No. 1 spot.
He is regarded to being the best freshman to play basketball at Kansas since Danny Manning, a true accomplishment and honor for him. With his 33 points against Iowa State, McLemore scored the most points in a game as a freshman since Manning.
He’s not the obvious number 1 pick, but he deserves to be up there with names of Narlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad and Cody Zeller. NBA general managers would be foolish not to give this kid a look if they have that top overall pick.