After Marcus Lee announced his intentions to play basketball at Kentucky, his brother, Bryan, talked to Corey Albertson at Kentucky’s Rivals site about the commitment. The older Lee brother told Rivals that the visit to Lexington during Big Blue Madness weekend is what finalized the decision.
“Just watching them practice and seeing how they get a bunch of talented guys and bring them together,” Lee said of the family’s visit to UK. “You can tell when you watch a practice if guys are really interested in listening or not. At Kentucky it’s obvious that everyone is all the way bought in. Kentucky, more than anywhere, those guys believe in what Calipari says.”
But what stands out from Bryan Lee’s interview is Marcus’ individual goal once he starts playing for the Cats. The 6-foot-9 power forward wants to break the shot-blocking record at Kentucky.
“His goal is to break the shot-blocking record at Kentucky, which sounds ridiculous to say, but that’s his goal,” Bryan Lee told Rivals.com.
Lee averaged 9.1 blocks per game during his junior year of high school — yes, you read that correctly — but breaking the record?
Go for it, young fella. We’d love to see it.
Anthony Davis set the single season record last year with 186. Jamaal Magloire holds the career record with 268.
And who knows? Maybe it’ll be Nerlens Noel’s record by then.