Marcus Lee removing his name from the Draft, will transfer
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Marcus Lee removing his name from the Draft, will transfer

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 5 years


lee-back This is certainly not what I was expecting. UK just announced that Marcus Lee will remove his name from the NBA Draft...and transfer to a different school. “Marcus Lee informed us today that he is pulling his name out of the draft but has decided he is going to transfer to a school out west to be closer to his family,” head coach John Calipari said. “We talked it through together and discussed the team next season, which he said had no bearing on his decision. I also told him he was a semester away from graduating. With that said, he was still adamant that, after the combine experience, a year off and regrouping would be the best thing. As always I support my players and their decisions.” Over three years, Lee averaged 3.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1 blocked shot, and ranks 20th all-time on the career blocks list. Last season, he was UK's leading rebounder and shot blocker. He's also been an incredible ambassador for the school, recently representing the SEC at the 2016 NCAA Leadership Forum. In a statement from UK, Lee thanked the staff and fans, apologizing for taking so long with his decision. “I want to thank the University of Kentucky, the basketball staff and the Big Blue Nation for supporting me over the years,” Lee said. “I’m sorry it took me so long to come to this decision, but I’m trying to do what’s right for me and my family. I’ll always think fondly of my time at Kentucky.” Unfortunate news for us, but we wish Marcus the best. He's always been one of my favorites.

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