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Area/Need for Improvement: Maintaining Composure
Ben McLemore has tremendous natural talent, both physically and fundamentally. But sometimes, he can't always channel it.
McLemore has to learn how to shake off misses. We've seen them snowball or cause him to get passive. When things go awry, he tends to press or over-think.
During his summer league debut, McLemore missed 19 shots on 4-of-23 shooting. Against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament, he shot 0-of-9 from the floor before getting benched.
When McLemore's confidence is intact, he could go off for 30 on any given night. But when it's shattered, he's capable of throwing up a dud or disappearing. It will take time, but he has to figure out how to stay effective when his jumper stops falling. He'll never remain consistent with "keep shooting" and "stop shooting" as his only two solutions.
And in the NBA, consistency determines your value.