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Marcus Lee hasn’t left the practice gym since the team got back from Indy

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After seven players declared for the draft, John Calipari told reporters that it was time for Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress to move into the spotlight. “It’s their time,” Cal said.

What did Lee think when he heard Cal’s remarks? “To me and Alex it just means we have to get ourselves right. We have to get our bodies right for each game and each practice. We know we have to push each other. We have to push our team to where we need to be.

Lee is ready for that challenge, telling reporters this afternoon that he hasn’t left the gym since the team returned from Indianapolis.

I haven’t left this place (the practice gym) since we got back. That’s the only thing I’ve been trying to prove,” Lee said.

He’s not alone. “I walk in the gym and I’ll see Tyler in here. I’ll see Alex doing form shooting. Even though Alex can’t really run, he’s still working hard. That’s what’s going to make us really good this year.”

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5 Comments for Marcus Lee hasn’t left the practice gym since the team got back from Indy



  1. shelby
    6:02 pm April 29, 2015 Permalink

    I sincerely hope that Marcus, Alex, Derek, Dominique, and Tyler are ALL putting in a lot of extra work. These guys are ALL gonna have to contribute next year big time.



  2. UKALLDAY1
    6:21 pm April 29, 2015 Permalink

    Last year there was 7 guys 6’8 or taller 3 seven footers, and the top overall pick. This year there is 1 seven footer. Like 3 guys over 6’8″. Alex just had surgery and the Dominique and Derek are unproven. With that being said we still have the best back court in the country. The IQ, passing and shooting ability of Briscoe and Ulis will trump the twins. We just do not have the rebounding. We do not have rebounding to contend unless Alex comes back full strength at the start of the season and Derek gets on creatine and bulks up, same with Skal. I’d say there is maybe 3 guys on this team with NBA futures. They are the under dog’s for sure, but you know ESPN/USA Today will rank them pre-season top 5 cause it’s Kentucky.



  3. Caliparty09
    6:36 pm April 29, 2015 Permalink

    That’s what I like to hear. I am excited to see how Alex, Marcus and Derek look next year with increased playing time.



  4. Leuther
    9:36 pm April 29, 2015 Permalink

    Marcus, please work to improve your free throw shooting…



  5. Al B. Frank
    9:46 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    Glad he’s working on his game. I hope he at least takes time out to go to class.