Sound Off: 30 or more for McLemore
I can’t remember a KU player scoring 30 points in a game as many times as Ben McLemore has this season. When was the last time it happened?
McLemore has three games of 30 points or more this season, including a KU freshman-record 36 points against West Virginia. The last Kansas player to record three games of 30 or more points in his career was All-American Wayne Simien with four (two his junior season in 2003-04 and two his senior season in 2004-05). The last KU player to have three games of 30 or more points in a single season was All-American Paul Pierce during his junior year in 1997-98. McLemore is believed to be the only KU freshman to have three games of 30 points or more, surpassing Danny Manning’s two in 1984-85. Wilt Chamberlain had 17 games of 30+ points his first season as a Jayhawk in 1956-57, but that came during his sophomore year as freshmen could not play varsity in those days.