Ben McLemore is a shooting guard that plays for the Sacramento Kings.
He grew up in St. Louis and went to (the now closed) Wellston High School before heading to the University of Kansas for one season. He was drafted 7th overall in last season’s NBA draft and just completed his first pro season averaging 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
His biggest thrill after completing his lifelong dream of competing in the NBA? Meeting Yadi.
Cowbell Kingdom has the all the details.
Well, maybe it wasn’t the BIGGEST thrill. That was probably inking a nearly 6 million dollar contract. But still, the chance to be in the same space as the best catcher in the world is a once in a lifetime experience.
Doesn’t look like Ben was a two sport athlete. Although Eric Fornataro could have helped sell the pitch a little bit.