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July 1, 2013 Updates
June 27, 2013 Updates

McLemore, on the bus ride back from visiting the 9/11 Memorial as part of the NBA Cares community outreach program, was the first one to clap for the speech given by a survivor of the terrorist attacks in 2001. He also chimed in with the first “thank you” after Anthoula Katsimatides, the sister of a victim of the attacks who was on hand Wednesday to give the 2013 draft class a tour of the grounds, shared the history of the pristine property and wished luck to a bunch of guys who were not yet 10 years old at the time of the tragedy. Lawrence Journal-World

June 26, 2013 Updates

On the eve of the NBA draft, former Kansas star Ben McLemore said one of the best pieces of advice he's been given is to keep his circle of family, friends and advisors small. That led him to sign with newly certified agent Rodney Blackstock for representation after earlier working with Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Rival Sports Group. "I was with Rivals and I just fell like Rodney has been the best person for me throughout this process, helping me get through everything," McLemore said Wednesday. "From the beginning, everything has been good. He's a great person, and he's helped me through all of this so that's why I chose that he should be a part of my circle." USA Today Sports

June 25, 2013 Updates

Sources around the league have cautioned not to completely dismiss the problems involving McLemore, his former AAU coach Darius Cobb and Rodney Blackstock. Cobb met with NCAA investigators recently after telling USA Today he received thousands of dollars from Blackstock, who has been advising McLemore throughout this draft process. USA Today reported that Blackstock is now a certified agent. Akron Beacon Journal

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