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Ben McLemore Post-Draft Quotes

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Ben McLemore Post-Draft Quotes

Check out notable quotes from Sacramento’s No. 7 pick following the 2013 NBA Draft.

Draft Press Conference

Opening Statement:

“Right now, I’m feeling great. This is a great opportunity for me. I’m blessed to be here, to get drafted, and I’m happy. I’m very excited and my family is excited. (It’s) just the start of my journey.”

On excitement of playing in Sacramento:

“It’s going to be very exciting. I can’t wait to go to the city, meet everybody in the organization, my teammates and be ready to meet the fans. I’m very excited.”

On being the first Draft pick by the new Kings front office:

“I feel great. (I’m) ready, prepared and I feel I can come in and impact a lot and help a lot for the Sacramento Kings.”


Media Availability Conference Call

On being selected No. 7:

“It was a little bit of a surprise, but at the same time, this Draft was up in the air for us. We didn’t know where everybody was going or where we were potentially going. I was a little bit surprised, but at the same time, Sacramento is taking me in and I’m happy I have the opportunity to be a part of the Sacramento family.”

On coming to Sacramento:

“I think it’s great. It’s a rebuilding program and organization, and I want to be a part of it. I’m happy I got selected and am going to be a part of the Kings. I’m just blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of it. I’m ready to head down there and see everybody, the organization and the fans.”

On Kings Head Coach Michael Malone:

“He’s excited. He said the whole staff got excited when they picked me. I told him I’m excited, I’m ready to join the team and I’m ready to head down there.”

On his relationship with LeBron James:

“We have a good relationship. We talked a lot during the season. He gave me a lot of advice, basically being my mentor. He gave me a lot of advice and I definitely appreciate him for it.”

On making an impact as a rookie:

“I think I could impact (the Kings) a lot – just coming in with the winning mentality, helping my team win more games and helping the organization and go down the line and win a championship.”

On improving his game to compete in the NBA:

“I can work on touching up on my all-around game. I just have to come into the NBA with the mindset of being the alpha dog every night and giving it all I have, because I know each and every night, someone is going to be coming at me. I just have to have the same mindset. (I need to) work on ball-handling a little bit – keeping it tight, keeping it moving and getting from point A to point B.”

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Stay current with Kings.com for complete details regarding McLemore’s upcoming introductory press conference in Sacramento.

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