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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.28.13

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.28.13

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His moment of Truth? Ben McLemore goes No. 7 in NBA Draft to Sacramento Kings | KUsports.com
But when the Sacramento Kings snagged McLemore at No. 7, each one of them turned his thoughts to another former Jayhawk who unexpectedly slipped down the board on draft night 15 years ago.

Opinion: Teams will regret passing on McLemore | KUsports.com
I certainly hope Ben proves to be as productive as we all think he can.

Portland drafts KU's Jeff Withey with 39th overall pick - KansasCity.com
Odd that both Jayhawks slipped quite a bit. Withey's I get more than McLemore's drop, but both were a little disappointing as a fan.

On 'stressful' night, Jeff Withey relieved to be taken by Portland with 39th pick | KUsports.com
“When it was finally called, it was just kind of a relief,” Withey said. “I felt very happy, being able to go to a cool place like Portland.”

KU’s Ben McLemore drafted seventh by Sacramento Kings - KansasCity.com
In the weeks leading up to the draft, McLemore’s draft stock had reportedly begun to slip, the result of some subpar workouts and an unclear relationship with Rodney Blackstock, the man who allegedly gave money to McLemore’s former AAU coach during the KU basketball season.

Misc.

2013 NBA draft -- Cleveland Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett with No. 1 pick - ESPN
I can't think of a time the draft proved this unpredictable.

Sources -- Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets agree to Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce deal - ESPN
Big time trade. You don't see these too often, but then again last night was a wild night.

Memphis forward Darrell Arthur traded to Denver | KUsports.com
I'm pretty excited to have a Jayhawk coming to Denver. Hopefully it's a good fit.