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Marcus Lee Named an Under-the-radar Sophomore To Watch

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Sometimes lost in the shuffle of returning starters like the Harrisons and WCS or exciting newcomers like Karl Towns and Tyler Ulis is Marcus Lee. Lee spent most of his freshman year fighting for playing time as he developed his game but it could be his sophomore year that he breaks out. ESPN agrees and today they named him an under-the-radar sophomore to watch. Here’s what the worldwide leader had to say:

Marcus Lee, forward, Kentucky. Lee showed how effective he could be with his 10-point, eight-rebound performance in just 15 minutes in the Elite Eight game against Michigan. But his toughest competition is arguably the Wildcats’ crowded frontcourt. It’s hard to envision how he’ll get enough playing time to stand out.

Kentucky opponents from Louisville and North Carolina also make the list but I think it’s Marcus Lee who could be the break out star of the list. With Lyle’s summer injury Lee will likely get a lot of playing time in the Bahamas and the early season. Perhaps he can work his way into solid  rotation minutes. He certainly looks like he’s been putting on some summer muscle and might be able to hold his own against the physical 4s of the SEC. If he shows up each game like he did against Michigan there’s no way he can stay on the bench.

Relive Marcus’ finest hour with the incredible call by Tom Leach:

[ESPN: Under-the-radar sophomores to watch]

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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8 Comments for Marcus Lee Named an Under-the-radar Sophomore To Watch

  1. Don't Lee him open
    9:33 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    Lee is realer than real deal Holyfield

  2. brian
    9:50 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    If it’s not a F*#king embedded video, don’t make it look like an embedded video! Common sense!

  3. Rob
    10:04 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    Loved the highlight video, brought back so many great memories. I am so excited for the future of our Cats! This makes me want to go back & watch all the games, yet again!

  4. Request
    10:19 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    Cal, please give Marcus five to ten minutes a game this coming season. I’m certain there will be some games on the schedule where you could go twenty or more. Love the raw ability this kid has. Only you truly know his talent but all of BBN wants to see it to.

  5. TShlew
    11:09 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    Are you allergic to commas?

  6. Patrick_Wren
    11:33 pm July 21, 2014 Permalink

    Wow…..what an awesome video! Can not wait to se them in the Bahamas…..

  7. She
    9:25 am July 22, 2014 Permalink

    Go, Marcus! Love that kid and would love to see him do well.

  8. Cal' Cats
    11:58 am July 22, 2014 Permalink

    I love this guy! I saw us reverting back to our old ways (of losing) at the start of this game, but Lee turned it all around and had me doing a seasons’ worth of yelling in one night. Also, the Mich. fan at work hardly speaks to me anymore – which is a good thing.