Kansas Jayhawks' Ben McLemore Will Shine In the NBA

By Trevor Lowry
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As expected, Kansas Jayhawks’ Ben McLemore is one-and-done. After a great season, McLemore will be taking his talents to the next level and he will shine in the NBA.

As a freshman, McLemore led a very talented Kansas team in scoring with 15.9 points per game. Although that was a great statistic, the rate he made the ball at was even better.

McLemore shot the ball at 49.5 percent from the field and from behind the arc he was shot 42 percent. Both of those numbers are impressive and they could definitely increase as McLemore develops into an NBA player. He also shot 87 percent from the charity stripe, so you could definitely say that McLemore is an all-around great shooter.

McLemore’s 6’5” stature will also help him at the next level. His height helped him grab 5.2 rebounds per game in his only season with the Jayhawks.

Kansas may have only made the Sweet 16 this year, but McLemore played great in his final game in college basketball. He scored 20 points, shot 53.3 percent from the field and shot 50 percent from behind the arc.

Although going from college ball to the NBA is never an easy transition, McLemore can easily make the leap. He will likely be picked in the top five of the 2013 NBA Draft and all. Heck, he will likely be picked No. 2 overall. There is a reason for that and it is because McLemore was great in college and he has what it takes to be great in the NBA.

McLemore can be a pure shooter at the next level, but he is also very athletic and can throw it down when driving to the hoop. It is only a matter of time before the former Jayhawk is a star at the next level.


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