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Bad Combine Reviews Continue for Marcus Lee


Marcus Lee’s NBA Combine experience has not gone according to plan.

Originally an alternate, he received an invitation to Chicago at the eleventh hour. Needing to take advantage of the opportunity to move up the draft boards, the reviews from Lee have been…not good.

The latest report might be the worst. Lee made Draft Express’ Bottom Ten in their day two review. Meanwhile on the other end of the spectrum in Draft Express’ Top Ten sits a guy he guarded, UofL forward Chinanu Onauku.

I don’t mean to continue to dump salt on the wound. Marcus Lee is a great guy, the best of the best, but he hasn’t done himself any favors this week. The only words that come to mind are the words from a wise old man: “Remember it’s personnel, not personal.”

Draft Express

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for Bad Combine Reviews Continue for Marcus Lee

  1. Larry Pratt
    4:45 pm May 14, 2016 Permalink

    I’m not surprised. I wish Lee the best. I hope he finds what makes him happy in life. He has a bright future after basketball. I wish he could work on his game and come back and be a force, next season. But, that’s not going to happen. At this point, he is what he will be.

    • Megan
      1:46 pm May 15, 2016 Permalink

      Let’s hope Marcus doesn’t share your defeatist attitude. I refuse to believe that the young man can’t improve his game, whether it’s here in Lexington or in the D-League or elsewhere. I loathe how some of us sit back in our chairs and throw in the towel on one of our fondest players.

  2. terwilliger
    5:34 pm May 14, 2016 Permalink

    I really never imagined the Marcus Lee story ending this way. He showed such promise his freshman year in the tournament, and he had a solid soph campaign in limited minutes. Of course, it’s obvious now that playing alongside guys like Julius Randle and Karl Towns made life much easier for Lee. Even so, he just seemed a lot smarter than this. Why not come back, hit the weights hard, and spend the next five months working on your shot? Worst case scenario, the D-league will be there next year. In the meantime, you can keep smashing coeds and being treated like a king around town. Who knows… you might even mess around and get a national champ ring.

  3. lexfan
    7:13 pm May 14, 2016 Permalink

    Cal has done a horrible job of developing this former top 20 HS player. All he can do is block shots and catch alley oops. He has no jump shot or post moves. After 3 years with Cal he should at least have pro potential.