Ben McLemore selected No. 7 by Kings in NBA draft

Friday June 28th, 2013

Ben McLemoreBen McLemore averaged 15.9 points per game in his freshman season at Kansas. (Greg Nelson/SI)

The Kings selected Ben McLemore with the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. Here's a look at McLemore and how he fits with Sacramento:

Bio: Kansas | Freshman | Shooting Guard

Vitals: 6-5, 189 pounds

2012-13 Statistics: 15.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 49.5 percent shooting in 37 games.

Strengths: McLemore is considered one of the best shooters in the draft, drawing comparisons to Ray Allen. He finished his one and only season at Kansas second in the Big 12 in three-point shooting (42 percent) and sixth in three-pointers made per game (1.97). The 20-year-old is also an excellent athlete with ideal size for an NBA 2-guard.

Weaknesses: Consistency is the biggest issue for McLemore. He led Kansas in scoring last season but struggled on the road, regularly disappearing from games. McLemore will need to become more consistent and aggressive to reach his potential.

What Scouts Say: "He's not very good off the bounce and he's not great at creating his own shot, but he's the best shooter in the draft. Lack of killer instinct is certainly a question, but the fact that he's humble helps him. I think he'll be a better pro than Nerlens [Noel]. He's got growth in his game."

Team Fit: Tyreke Evans
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