Kings' McLemore to compete in dunk contest

Kings' McLemore to compete in dunk contest
February 6, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Ben McLemore will turn 21 years old less than a week before competing in the dunk contest in New Orleans. (USATSI)

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Terrence Ross will defend his dunk contest title over NBA All-Star weekend, and Kings guard Ben McLemore will be among the five contestants out to stop him.

The participants were officially announced on Thursday night, but the six-man field was leaked earlier in the day:

Harrison Barnes 
Paul George 
Damian Lillard
Ben McLemore
Terrence Ross 
John Wall  

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McLemore, 20, is averaging 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 23.4 minutes over 49 games -- 26 starts -- in his rookie season with the Kings.