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 Will Fox be a top-5 pick? With the 2017 NBA Drafttakes place later tonight. Where can we expect one of the top prospects, De’Aaron Fox, to land tonight?
Thumbnail Fultz to go to the 76ers? The Boston Celticshave traded out of the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76ersnow hold the top pick once again. Is it a slam dunk who they will take in the NBA...
Thumbnail 2018 NBA Finals Odds After dominating the 2017 NBA Playoffs, will anyone keep the Golden State Warriors from winning the NBA Finals again...
Thumbnail Stephen Curry Game 5 Props Will Stephen Curry bounce back from a poor showing in Game 4 when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will James get another triple-double? Will LeBron James add to his NBA Finals record of nine triple-doubles when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals...

NBA Team Pages