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.