McLemore named Big 12 Freshman of the Week
DEC 24, 2012 10:11a ET
McLemore averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Jayhawks defeated Richmond (87-59) and won at No. 7 Ohio State (74-66). The St. Louis, Mo., guard started with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting versus the Spiders to go along with seven rebounds. He answered that with a team-high 22 points and six rebounds in KU’s win in Columbus, Ohio. He shot 50 percent (13-of-26) for the week, including 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from three-point range.
McLemore leads Kansas and all Big 12 freshmen in scoring with 16.5 points per game, including four 20-point performances. His 16.5 ppg ranks second overall in the conference.
This marks the 23rd time in the 17-year history of the Big 12 that at Kansas player has been named Big 12 Rookie of the Week. Rookie of the week recognition goes to first-year players in the conference.
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