Ben McLemore Comes Back to Allen Fieldhouse to Work Camp

Former Kansas men’s basketball player and the No. 7 selection in the 2013 NBA Draft Ben McLemore participated in his second camp as a Sacramento King when he returned to Allen Fieldhouse Saturday as a feature counselor for the Bill Self Basketball Procamp. During the camp, McLemore met briefly with the media. Below are highlights of his media session.

On how he became involved in working this camp:
Ben McLemore (BM): “Coach Self told me after I entered the (NBA) Draft he would love for me to come back and work this camp. I told him I would and I’m here.”

On working camps in Lawrence in the future:
BM: “Definitely. That’s the beauty of it, being able to know different types of kids and have fun teaching the kids. That’s the person I want to be – have fun and interact and teach all different types of kids.”

On the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program:
BM: “It was definitely fun. It was long, but fun. I learned a lot about life and basketball. I will take what I learned at rookie transition and use it for my life and future experiences. I learned so much there and definitely can inspire a lot of people. I enjoyed the whole process – being there five days and bonding with the other players.”

On getting to know his Sacramento teammates:
BM: “I haven’t been able to sit down and really talk with them. DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas are two guys I have been talking to about advice, especially DeMarcus Cousins.”

On coming back to Lawrence:
BM: “I love coming back. There is nothing like coming back to Lawrence and having all your fans and friends here who have supported you all the way. Being back and being around Coach Self is a blessing. I loved my time being here and being around Coach Self. “

On what he hopes to teach the campers:
BM: “All around – the fundamentals, the learning experience, being able share the ball, being able to communicate, just being an all-around team player.”