Ben McLemore edges out Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart as the top prospect who will be playing in the Big 12 conference tournament.
The Kansas freshman star broke out nationally when he went for 33 points in an overtime win over Iowa State, finishing 10-of-12 from the floor, 6-of-6 from downtown and 7-of-7 from the stripe.
He has a flawless jumper with picturesque mechanics, getting high elevation and sweet rhythm going up.
It's rare to find a dynamic athlete with such a lethal shooting touch (43 percent from downtown) on the perimeter, but that's exactly what McLemore brings to the table. And with excellent foot speed and mobility, McLemore has the agility and understanding of how to get open by moving off the ball.
He's also able to get out in transition, slash from the wing and finish easily above the rim.
Though we've beaten it to death, the Ray Allen comparison is spot-on. He rarely uses the dribble before letting it go, keeping the offense in rhythm without disrupting team ball movement.
Moving forward, he has work to do creating his own offense in the half court, but with elite physical tools and a money-making stroke, he fills all the requirements needed to become a top complementary scorer.
Marcus Smart is going to be great, but without a natural position and a 29-percent three-point stroke, he has questions to his game that McLemore doesn't have to answer.
Although the lottery will decide his future, McLemore is likely to draw interest from more teams at the top than any other prospect.