McLemore Impresses At EYBL

Among the main attractions at the Nike EYBL Hampton event was Ben McLemore simply because only a few scouts have seen him. The talented wing lived up to the hyped.

Ben McLemore had a lot to live up to this weekend in Hampton (Va.).

Playing with the St. Louis Eagles for the first time, McLemore, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing, certainly lived up to the hype he built for himself during his junior season at St. Louis (Mo.) Eskridge.

"I love it," McLemore said about playing with the Eagles. "I should have been playing with them."

Towards the end of his high school season, McLemore's recruitment took off. He never realized just how quick things would pick up.

"I think it was good," he said of his high school season. "I didn't realize it was going to happen so fast like that. I just kept working hard and a lot of coaches started talking to me. I just feel good about it."

McLemore attributes his improvements to countless hours in the gym where he worked on his "jump shot, mid-range and dribbling."

To this point, McLemore hold scholarship offers from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri State, Illinois and Providence. He said Tennessee is also one of the schools showing interest.

Although his recruitment has just begun in February, McLemore already has a clubhouse leader. He said he grew up a Kansas fan and they sit at the top of his list.

"I love their intensity and how they get up and down the floor and they play together," he said. "I like how the crowd gets them in the game."

As far as a decision goes, McLemore said he'll "probably know by next year."

McLemore and the Eagles will take a few weeks off before heading to Lawrence (Kans.) to play in the Jayhawk Invitational.


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