It was only around eight months ago that Kansas took down Ohio State in the Final Four, and now the two meet sharing 9-1 records.
Despite key pieces from last year’s matchup (Thomas Robinson, Tyshawn Taylor, Jared Sullinger and William Buford) aging out or at the next level, this weekend’s game still showcases some attractive NBA prospects.
Matchup of the Game: Kansas’ Ben McLemore vs. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas
Ben McLemore has emerged as one of the elite NBA prospects in all of college basketball, and will go head-to-head with Deshaun Thomas in a battle for most potent perimeter scorer in this game.
McLemore enters the weekend hitting 11 of his last 18 three-point attempts. His ability to stretch the defense, while at the same time keeping them honest, has made him a multidimensional offensive threat.
He’s averaging 15.9 points, and will be counted on to out-duel Deshaun Thomas, whose 20.4 points per game could come in bunches and sink a team if the timing is…
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