With Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor no longer around, Kansas entered this season expecting big things from Ben McLemore.
If his latest effort is any indication, the promising freshman may be ready to lead the way.
McLemore and the No. 7 Jayhawks face Washington State in the semifinal round of the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Monday night.
After scoring nine points in the opener and 14 during a 67-64 loss to No. 21 Michigan State on Tuesday, McLemore scored 25 to lead Kansas (2-1) past Chattanooga 69-55 on Thursday. The Jayhawks trailed by 12 early in the second half before storming back.
"Ben showed a glimpse of his athletic ability tonight," coach Bill Self said. "Defenses are going to be designed to stop Ben, and we don't know how to run offense yet. We're still trying to figure it out, and to me that was pretty impressive."
McLemore, who dislocated his finger twice in the second half, also had eight rebounds and three assists.
"I just wanted to get my teammate...