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KU's McLemore declares for NBA draft

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Kansas University guard Ben McLemore needed one season to determine he was ready for the next step.

After setting a school scoring record with 15.9 points per game as a freshman, McLemore announced Tuesday that he'll skip his remaining three years of college eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.

The 20-year-old was a first-team all-Big 12 selection and second-team All-America selection by The Associated Press. His scoring average bested the freshman record of 14.6 points per game set by Danny Manning in 1985.

He scored at least 30 points three times, including a 36-point effort against West Virginia that set the school freshman single-game record.

McLemore is projected as a top-five pick by many NBA draft experts. He would become the 10th KU player coached by Self to go in the first round.
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