What the national media is saying about Lee and Briscoe's decisions
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What the national media is saying about Lee and Briscoe's decisions

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 5 years

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lee-briscoe Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee's decisions have made for quite a busy day in the UK sports world. Briscoe's announcement that he is returning to school and Lee's that he will transfer have the national media talking. Here's a roundup of their comments, starting with Jeff Goodman, who was as close to Lee as any media member during this process: https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/735505912866164737

CBS Sports' Sam Vecenie on Lee:

https://twitter.com/Sam_Vecenie/status/735505498913394688 And Briscoe:
"If Briscoe can take this summer to develop a credible jump shot and become a positive off-ball player, it would really help him moving forward and Kentucky in 2016-17. Sure, he's not going to be playing his best position in college regularly next season, meaning NBA teams will always have questions. But if he can develop his jumper, that would open up the rest of his game and really make him a valuable two-way player."
[Isaiah Briscoe withdrawing from NBA Draft benefits himself and Kentucky]

The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy:

Lee is not extraordinarily skilled. He made only 40 percent of his free throw attempts as a junior. But he fashions himself as more of an offenisve player than his talent indicated was likely at Kentucky. Perhaps he can find another college that will allow him to explore that side of his game. At least he will have a year to see if he can make himself better and warrant more opportunities to score.
[Marcus Lee's decision to flee Kentucky will impact Cats, but he needs fresh start]

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Eisenberg:

https://twitter.com/JeffEisenberg/status/735504858246062080 https://twitter.com/JeffEisenberg/status/735505179894652929

Dick "Hoops" Weiss:

https://twitter.com/HoopsWeiss/status/735517621181906945 https://twitter.com/HoopsWeiss/status/735519440691924993 Hoops Weiss may always be a little late to the party, but he's always got HOT TAKES!

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2021-11-29