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Ben McLemore had the ups and downs of a nauseating roller-coaster ride.
He missed a whopping 19 shots in his first game. After two games, he had missed 16-of-18 three-point attempts.
In game No. 3, against Toronto, McLemore gained some of his confidence back, going off for 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting.
The very next day, he went 0-of-8 from the floor, thinking before shooting while looking unsure of himself.
To cap off his first Summer League, McLemore then exploded for 27 points and nine boards in game No. 5.
Overall, I took this as a learning experience and a positive sign moving forward. McLemore was actually creating shots for himself and separating on the perimeter—he just wasn't connecting.
However, we saw what happens when he does connect. McLemore dropped 19 in the third quarter alone against Toronto.
McLemore's success in the pros will be linked to his confidence. He's got to find a way to keep it even when the ball isn't dropping.