Video: Kings rookie Ben McLemore can fly
If Kings fans weren’t already excited enough about rookie Ben McLemore, this should help.
The seventh pick in the 2013 draft is primarily known for his picture-perfect jump shot and shooting prowess. As a freshman at Kansas, he fell just short of the famed 50/40/90 shooting splits, finishing 49.5 percent from the field, 42 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the free-throw line.
But the 6-foot-5, 195-pound shooting guard recently showed off his ridiculous ability as a dunker, too. In a video posted by the Kings, McLemore is seen throwing down a series of dunks that likely would fare pretty well in February’s Dunk Contest. The slow-motion effect helps you appreciate just how high McLemore gets, particularly on the last dunk, where he can clearly be seen looking down at the rim.
Unfortunately for McLemore, he had a little more success in this practice session than his NBA debut. The highly touted rookie shot just 1-of-7 overall and 1-of-5 from deep Wednesday. He finished with only four points in 17 minutes, but the Kings did manage to beat the Nuggets 90-88 in their opener.