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.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Suns vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Suns a good bet to cash for bettors tonight as a road underdog versus the Lakers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Cleveland aims to stomp Spoelstra's crew Miami raised eyebrows across the NBA when it gave Tyler Johnson a $50 million contract during the offseason. Now, though, South Beach could be looking at a...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. T'Wolves Pick Can the Detroit Pistons continue their recent road success when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Prediction After they were beaten soundly last night in Milwaukee, will the Trail Blazers rebound with an upset win over the Grizzlies tonight in...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Jazz Pick Will the Golden State Warriors run into any trouble when they hit the road tonight to face the Utah Jazz tonight at...

NBA Team Pages