Ben McLemore

 

Ben McLemore III (born February 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). McLemore played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks and is known for his athletic ability complemented by his outstanding jump shot. His size, style of play and unique set of abilities have garnered comparisons to NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen. He was the seventh pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

McLemore was selected with the seventh overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2013 NBA draft. On July 13, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Kings and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November 2013.

In February 2014, McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest. In the Kings’ final game of the regular season on April 16, McLemore scored a season-high 31 points in a loss to the Phoenix Suns. In his rookie season, he played all 82 games (55 starts), averaging 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.

In July 2014, McLemore re-joined the Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League where he helped them win the Summer League championship while averaging 12.6 points in seven games. On October 19, 2014, the Kings exercised their third-year team option on McLemore’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. On March 11, 2015, he scored a season-high 27 points in a win over the Charlotte Hornets.

On October 3, 2015, the Kings exercised their fourth-year team option on McLemore’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. On December 5, he had a season-best game with 19 points and 9 rebounds in a loss to the Houston Rockets. On January 28, 2016, he scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On February 1, McLemore missed his first game of his career due to a sprained right wrist, snapping his consecutive games streak at 211, which was the second-longest in the NBA behind Tristan Thompson (335).

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On October 3, 2015, the Kings exercised their fourth-year team option on McLemore’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[20] On December 5, he had a season-best game with 19 points and 9 rebounds in a loss to the Houston Rockets.[21] On January 28, 2016, he scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[22] On February 1, McLemore missed his first game of his career due to a sprained right wrist, snapping his consecutive games streak at 211, which was the second-longest in the NBA behind Tristan Thompson (335).

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