HawkTrax - Ben McLemore

McLemore gives agent the boot

Former KU guard Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings, who fired his agent (Rodney Blackstock) a couple of weeks ago, has chosen Klutch Sports Group as his new representation.

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Ben McLemore delights with dunks at inaugural Summer Slam event

Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore wanted to bring a taste of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend to his second home. So, late in his first Sir McLemore Summer Slam event Saturday at Lawrence’s Community Building, McLemore set about recreating his routine from February’s Slam Dunk Contest. The All-Star tribute put the finishing touches on a day that connected McLemore’s friends, family and fans in a place he holds near and dear to his heart. By Matt Tait

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Ben McLemore relishes NBA hardware

Hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy, it was not. But second-year guard Ben McLemore and his Sacramento teammates did get a trophy and on-court presentation after winning the 24-team Las Vegas Summer League tournament this week. By Benton Smith

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Crowd-pleaser: Ex-KU star McLemore speaks, slams at Self camp

Still a kid at heart, 21-year-old NBA jumping jack Ben McLemore heeded the requests of a throng of young Bill Self basketball campers, who chanted “360, 360” at the 6-foot-5 Sacramento Kings guard Monday in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

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‘Sir McLemore’ brings slam to Lawrence

Former Kansas University basketball standout Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings will hold his first “Sir McLemore Summer Slam” from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in Lawrence. The Slam, which will include a variety of events, in McLemore’s words, “will help me raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against childhood hunger.” Notes by Gary Bedore

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Back to school: One-and-done McLemore returns to KU for summer classes

Ben McLemore’s friends in the NBA teased him a bit at season’s end when he said he was planning on returning to Lawrence for a long stay. “When I tell everybody I’m going back to Kansas, they think, ‘Oh, you are going back to go back.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m going back to work on my classes and get my degree.’ When I tell them that, they’re shocked (and say) ‘Wow, that’s a good thing to do,’” said the 21-year-old former Kansas University wing who just completed his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. By Gary Bedore

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NBA rookie McLemore assists at Self camp

Ben McLemore, who had hoped to be selected first or second, but slipped to seventh overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, carries some added motivation into his first pro season and has his sights set on the Rookie of the Year award. By Gary Bedore

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McLemore: Summer league struggles correctable

Former Kansas University star Ben McLemore has made just 28 percent of his shots in four Las Vegas summer league games, all losses. But the Sacramento Kings rookie vows to keep improving before his first NBA season. By Gary Bedore

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McLemore struggles with shot in summer NBA debut

Aggressiveness wasn’t a problem for Ben McLemore in his NBA Summer League debut on Saturday in Las Vegas. The former Kansas University off guard, who dropped in the 2013 Draft partly because of concerns about his desire to take over games, scored 11 points off miserable 4-of-23 shooting in Sacramento’s 76-73 loss to Dallas. By Gary Bedore

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Newest King has new digits

Ben McLemore to sport ‘lucky’ 16 now

Ben McLemore, who wore jersey No. 23 his one season at Kansas University, has selected No. 16 for his rookie campaign with the Sacramento Kings. By Gary Bedore

After draft, Kings have a guard surplus

Ben McLemore, the shooting guard out of Kansas, might replace Tyreke Evans in the Kings' starting lineup.

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NBA vets: McLemore's good, but don’t compare rookie to all-timer yet

For the past few weeks, and, really, the past several months, former Kansas University basketball star Ben McLemore has heard hundreds of times how he compares favorably to 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen of the Miami Heat. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Teams will regret passing on McLemore

In letting Ben McLemore slip all the way to seventh in Thursday night’s draft, NBA general managers were guilty of obsessing on Cindy Crawford’s mole, the hitch in Jim Furyk’s golf swing, the raspy flatness to Bob Dylan’s voice. Column by Tom Keegan

Kings: 'We got the best player in the draft' in McLemore

The Sacramento Kings are taking another chance on a Kansas product with potential. With Thomas Robinson’s first-round flop still fresh from last season, Sacramento’s new ownership and basketball operations team selected the latest Jayhawks standout with the seventh pick in the NBA draft Thursday night: shooting guard Ben McLemore.

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His moment of Truth? Ben McLemore goes No. 7 in NBA Draft to Sacramento Kings

When the Sacramento Kings snagged Ben McLemore at No. 7 in the NBA Draft, those around McLemore turned their thoughts to another former Jayhawk who unexpectedly slipped down the board on draft night 15 years ago: Paul Pierce. By Matt Tait