Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore (SAC)“Young Sav” | “Pizza Guy” ad

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Sac Logo Shooting Guard: 6’5, 195 lbs; 4th year, Kansas 

NBA Role: jump-shooting wing • UnderDOG

Ben McLemore’s highlight tapes make him look like an All-Star: a perfectly concocted mixture of textbook jumpers & elite athleticism makes anyone look special, right? – irl, he’s still building momentum as a consistent NBA wing; a former #7 overall pick (2013), McLemore’s had an inconsistent start to his career – might need a change of scenery to turn things around; more of a shooter than anything else (beautiful mechanics on his J), McLemore is working to earn a full-time role*; more effective scoring off the dribble (has trouble converting non-dunks/layups around the rim) and playing tougher wing defense would round out Ben’s game; murky future in Sacramento? – new opportunity under Dave Joeger – it’s important for McLemore to buy into a 6th-8th man role and accept the responsibility of bringing consistent energy off the bench

*needs to hone in on (midrange) curl scoring – we already know McLemore can make curl threes – adding a midrange J/extra pass (off a brush screen) could widen his attack 

Signature Shot: 3-pointer (off the hop)

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72


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  • Career: 9.4 points/game, 2.6 rebounds/game, 42% FG
  • Avg. career-high 12.1 points/game (2014-15)
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