The Kentucky Wildcats added another stud for their 2013 monster class on Wednesday. 6’9” Marcus Lee comes into the fold as the newest ‘Cat, picking the Wildcats over his home state California Golden Bears. Lee had planned a visit to California next week, but had cancelled the visit quickly after Big Blue Madness. The decision comes after Lee wanted to announce his decision at 2:30 ET, but was pushed back to 4pm because ESPN wanted to cover the event.
Marcus Lee is a 6’9” power forward who has the length to play the center position, and the athleticism to play the power forward spot. He is ranked #15 in the class by Rivals, and the #2 center by Scout.com. As a junior, Lee averaged 13.9 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 9.1 blocks per game. His specialties at this stage in his basketball career are blocking and rebounding. Lee is a very raw offensive player and will need to work on his post moves and add some strength before battling with the bigs of the SEC.
I see Marcus Lee as a project player. He will not be an instant impact breakout freshman that will leave after one season for the NBA. The young man has tremendous upside and will have to have more time to develop his game. According to Rivals, Lee makes the 4th Top-15 commitment for the ‘Cats in the 2013 class. Let’s not forget that Kentucky and John Calipari are still not done with this class. We are still waiting on whether Andrew Wiggins is interested in reclassifying. Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, and Tyler Roberson are also on the radar.
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