Mclemore's real age has now been confirmed
His birthday is February 11, 1993. He is 19.
I know we don't like that site, but there you go. It's confirmed, he's 19 not 20. Only a few months older than Shabazz.
All you had to do was go to KU basketball site. It doesn't get more official than that.
Yes, but there has been some dispute, because Wikipedia and draft sites have 1992. It's now confirmed by his cousin.
Check his profile:
I think part of the confusion was this fact. Most school athletic sites tend to have them, though Wikipedia provided some (surprise) false information in this case. I know I used them (unfortunately). Have changed it now. For a note, ESPN has him as still being born February 12, 1992 right now (at least on Chad Ford's big board). These things are not always flawless, I like to get confirmation, just is not always fool proof. Sucks that it had to come from the site that shall remain nameless, though I usually do not try to ask people their b-day over twitter.
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OK, I take back what i said... He is deserving a #1 pick, depending on how you like things.
Does his age really matter? Yes he is a year older or younger but dude can ball
Yes it matters when history proves SG are likely not taken with the first pick.
He would've been 21 come draft time.
A 21 y.o. SG with the first pick, averaging 17-5-2? i don't think so.
A year younger matters a whole lot to me. That's like the difference between being a freshman and a sophomore... Big difference
Confirmed? I didn't know it was a mystery. Figured he was 19-20 anyway
McLemore being the same age as his actual class or slightly older really is not life and death. I mean, if he is a couple years older it would be one thing, just seems he is doing really well regardless of class. Not to mention, the kid is smooth, has great size for his position and has a definite talent level that looks like it could translate to the NBA. Yes, you want to take development into account, just think that some players who were maybe a year younger or so than we thought Ben was do not have his particular skill set or upside.
His being 21 or 20 come draft time is not the end of the world. I am not sure whether he will be the first pick or whether a guy like Shabazz Muhammad, Nerlens Noel, Cody Zeller or anyone else will be, just think that he had a case even if he were 21. It is one more year and he seems to have a skill set that might translate more than guys younger than he is. I mean, most teams have a guy for 7 years (at most) as rookies. Would it matter if he were 27 when he became an unrestricted free agent or 28?
Archie may be super young, just do not like his shot. I know he is shooting alright percentage wise, just feel like he has a hitch and that worries me. Feel like McLemore is much more smooth as far as that is concerned. I know he still should be given time to improve and is playing quite well as a freshman, just also feel like his "PG" experiment was also not a resounding success. I think part of the age thing is that you are willing to settle on people with considerable upside due to potential gains in what they might be able to offer through skill set. Some people may feel Archie has more upside, though I currently feel that McLemore has quite a bit more instinct as a player not to mention his shooting stroke makes me much more confident in his ability to score from the outside translating to the league.
Has been very impressive in the few games I seen him this year. I was not that impressed last year when I saw him play. He looks very good. I have a feeling the #1 pick will still be a big. Unless the PG or SG is extremely guaranteed to be the man, 1st pic is safer with a big. Shàbazz has been good though.
Maybe I haven't seen him enough, but to be honest, all I've seen from Muhammad have been uncontested 3s and dunks in transition. I haven't seen him create squat diddly off the bounce.
Hey great handle!
Now that those detective geniuses have figured that out they can move him up into their top 3-5 where he's been for over a month on this site. How clueless do you have to be to have a guy that talented at 26 in the 2014 draft a month into the season? Shows that they are not watching games! Not sure why people even go to their site for anything other than tweets.
Kudos to TYO for bringing this McLemore age thing up initially (Him Being 19) yesterday. Wonder who's watching these forums ;)