The Jayhawks' 6'5", 205-pound wing is the cream of the crop when it comes to college basketball's redshirt freshmen.
Kansas fought hard (per Gary Bedore of KU Sports) to have McLemore in action as a true freshman, but the NCAA ruled him to be only a partial qualifier academically, and therefore unable to participate in the 2011-12 season.
The youngster wowed spectators at a basketball camp this summer, and as former KU guard Brady Morningstar (per Sporting News) points out, McLemore's playing style carries a striking resemblance to that of former Jayhawks hero Brandon Rush.
McLemore is strong enough and long enough to drive to the rim and put on a show with awe-inspiring dunks, but he can score from the perimeter, too.
Kansas lost Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor to the NBA, but their starting center and two starting guards from last year's run to the National Championship are returning, and McLemore figures to plug in at small forward.
One man who projects a monstrous campaign for McLemore is CBS Sports' College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman. Goodman believes the redshirt freshman can become a star in 2012-13, even projecting the Jayhawk as a No. 5 pick in his 2013 NBA Mock Draft.
That may be stretching it, but truth be told, this kid simply has too much talent to ignore the possibility.