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KU Recruit Ben McLemore Pleads Not Guilty To Misdemeanor

Ben McLemore, one of the most talented basketball recruits to come along in the last couple of years to the Kansas Jayhawks, pleaded not guilty to a pending charge of a minor being in possession of alcohol. The charge is a misdemeanor.

"McLemore, 18, received a ticket Nov. 4 from a state Alcoholic Beverage Control officer," writes George Diepenbrock. "The officer alleged McLemore was found with a Red Bull and vodka at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. The freshman from St. Louis had missed his initial court date in December."

McLemore was the No. 9 shooting guard in the country according to Rivals coming into KU and he was also ranked No. 34 overall in the country. Bill Self recently said that the Jayhawks have a chance to be even better in 2012-13 with the additions of McLemore and Jamari Traylor. That's a tall statement since the team will be without Tyshawn Taylor and likely Thomas Robinson.