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Marcus Lee has every intention of leaving the Kentucky Wildcats to enter the NBA draft. “I haven’t hired an agent,” the 6-foot-9 junior forward told ESPN. “Because I want to keep my eligibility just in case I decide to come back, but my plan is to go to the NBA. That’s the only goal.” Kentucky coach John Calipari announced that all draft-eligible players on his roster — including walk-on players — would declare for the NBA draft and take advantage of the new rule that allows underclassmen to declare without hiring an agent, go through the process and still withdraw 10 days after the NBA combine in mid-May.
Several NBA executives told ESPN that Lee is currently projected as second-round pick, and Lee told ESPN it’s not necessarily about where he is projected to be taken that will determine whether he remains in the draft. “It obviously depends on the feedback I get, but it doesn’t necessarily depend on the actual number they project for me,” Lee said. “I know I need to develop in some areas. For me, it is about finding the team that is the right fit and wants me to develop in their system.”
Amid speculation that most of Kentucky’s stacked roster will be jetting off to the NBA, there is at least one player who has decided to return for another season. That player is sophomore center, Marcus Lee. Lee, who averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season, wants another shot at #9. As of this moment, he and Tyler Ulis are the only players who saw significant minutes during Kentucky’s unprecedented 38-1 run this season and are committed to staying in school.
Three down, five to go. Freshman forward Marcus Lee on Friday joined sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein in announcing he’s coming back for another season with the University of Kentucky basketball team. Freshman swingman James Young declared for the NBA draft on Thursday, leaving five Wildcats still with decisions to announce.