Kings Draft Kansas Guard Ben McLemore

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have selected Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore with the seventh pick in the NBA draft, the first major move under the new ownership and basketball operations team.

Fans inside Sacramento's arena cheered when the Kings chose McLemore on Thursday night. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard gives Sacramento an elite shooter and one of the most gifted natural athletes in the draft.

The second-team All-American broke Danny Manning's freshman scoring record at Kansas. McLemore averaged nearly 16 points on a team that went 31-6 and won a share of its ninth straight Big 12 title.

It's the second straight year Sacramento used its first-round pick on a Kansas player. The Kings took Thomas Robinson fifth last June. Robinson struggled from the start and was traded to Houston in February.


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