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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.

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Russell Fryberger 1 year, 1 month ago

I'll be glad when he's gone so someone who wants an education can use the free ride. I hate the "one and done" players.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 1 month ago

"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."

Seventeen 30+ games as a sophomore! You want a record that'll never be broken, there it is.

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