Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Ben McLemore Excites Staff, Injures Himself

The Kansas Jayhawks look like they'll have quite the exciting player ready on Tuesday, when the Jayhawks begin a European tour of exhibition games in Switzerland. Freshman Ben McLemore dazzled in Saturday's practice before suffering a hip injury -- but rest assured, Jayhawks fans: the injury is minor.

From KU Sports:

Ben McLemore, who hit two three-pointers and an inside shot in the first 10 minutes of Saturday's Kansas University basketball intrasquad scrimmage, was on pace for quite an offensive performance in the Jayhawks' practice facility next to Allen Fieldhouse.

However, the smooth-shooting, 6-foot-5, 185-pound red-shirt freshman from St. Louis had his day cut short after suffering a left hip-flexor injury while playing defense at the conclusion of the first of four 10-minute sessions.

McLemore "should be fine" for Tuesday's game against Switzerland, so Jayhawks fans can breathe easy, knowing the injury is minor.

The praise on McLemore wasn't just limited to his shooting ability on Saturday. Head coach Bill Self said that McLemore could be the "very best defensive player the Jayhawks have ever had."

At least Self isn't setting the bar too high.

For more on the Jayhawks, be sure to check out Rock Chalk Talk and join the discussion.


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