A first semester that was already frustrating for Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore got worse on Tuesday when McLemore was arrested after failing to appear in court.
KU coach Bill Self said that McLemore, a St. Louis native, was cited for possession of alcohol on Dec. 6 and did not show up for his court date.
Self said the incident "is obviously not acceptable. Ben, not 21, was given a citation earlier for possession of alcohol at Abe and Jake's, a local Lawrence establishment. He exercised poor judgment. He also did not let anyone know that he had been cited and had a court appearance because, certainly, we would have made sure he was there.
"This will be a learning experience for him and probably a fairly costly one. Any other discipline will be handled in-house."
McLemore, KU's highest-ranked freshman at No. 34 nationally by Rivals.com, was ruled ineligible to play this season by the NCAA because of issues related to his high-school academic transcripts. McLemore has not been allowed to practice this semester but is expected to join the Jayhawks for practice only after finals are completed later this week.
Robinson honor — KU junior forward Thomas Robinson has been chosen the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association of America for last week's games.
Robinson, who averaged 23.5 points and nine rebounds in wins over Long Beach State and No. 2 Ohio State, is the first recipient of the award this season.