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Marcus Lee’s brother says Marcus will not transfer

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In an interview with Kyle Tucker over at the Courier-Journal, Bryan Lee said his brother Marcus has two options for next season: play basketball professionally or return to Kentucky for a senior season.

Transferring for a graduate season is not an option:

“There’s whispers every year, just because people feel like they know what’s better for him,” his older brother Bryan told The Courier-Journal on Tuesday. “But as he’s shown each year, he’s completely loyal to Kentucky. It’s kind of baffling that anybody would question that, considering what he’s done for the school and the impact he’s had on that community.

“It’s almost kind of a slap in the face to him that anyone would even question that, considering what he’s sacrificed.” [Courier-Journal]

John Calipari confirmed Lee will test the NBA waters, along with Isaiah Briscoe, before making a decision on a return. Neither will hire an agent before the combine, so they’ll both be eligible to come back if they do not receive the info they would like to hear.

Marcus isn’t concerned about where he will fall in the draft, according to his brother. He will only go if he believes it is the right situation, regardless of what pick that may be.

“It kind of depends on how the workouts go and how the combine goes. I think he’s really just excited about the work going into it and getting back to being the player he can be and getting his confidence rolling again.”

Read the entire interview here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Marcus Lee’s brother says Marcus will not transfer



  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    2:34 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    The only players who I could see transferring are Charles Mathews and Mulder.



    • Sarahvah
      2:42 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      No way. Mulder knew he’d fill a role like Vargas did. Matthews is going to be a 3-4 year player.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      2:43 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      I hope it isn’t Matthews, he has some potential. Mulder seems like a good player and kid but just doesn’t have the time to make an impact like Matthews does.



    • A_Blue_Wildcat
      3:21 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t think either will, but if there’s going to a player to transfer it would most likely be one of them.



  2. Sentient Third Eye
    3:00 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    I’m glad the Lee rumors were false. Even if he disappears at times, he is a quality person and at times a very good ball player. His occasional disappearances only really hurt us this year because he was paired with Alex, another disappearer, and Skal, who rarely appaered to begin with until late in the year. But if Bam is everything they say, he will complement Lee well next season!



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      3:05 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      If he is graduating then for his sake I hope he can go get paid somewhere and not have to stick around just to raise his stock.



  3. Realme
    3:09 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    Good answer, Marcus’s brother.



  4. secrick
    3:19 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    We shouldn’t want him to transfer as much as he has done for the community and i would rather he stay for his senior year than to get Bolden. Thats just me.



    • @CaytsCaytsCayts
      3:44 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

      doesn’t have to be a bad thing … he could transfer and start and get more min and be in a better situation



  5. bluecat15
    3:36 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    Dont go anywhere Marcus, BBN is behind you all the way.



  6. Bomb Grade
    3:40 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    The amount of playing time that Charles Matthews received this season was a nose hair short of baffling. He must really do well in practice. I never thought that Marcus Lee would transfer and expect him to be a huge part of next years team.



  7. jonthes
    3:43 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    The dunks, the good works, the photo-bombing – Marcus, come back!



  8. jkmann1
    4:04 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    A slap in the face? Seems kind of extreme. I think people just assume Marcus might wanna go where he could start for sure and maybe showcase everything he can do. Has nothing to do with loyalty.



  9. 2thepoint
    5:30 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    I agree with his brother. Why would anyone from BBN suggest he transfer? Please just stop with the transfer rumors or wanting him to go somewhere else. He is a good player and a quality person. He has been one of the best at working in the community doing good. I wish he would stay in KY after his playing days are over as I do for most of them, but Marcus is and has been one of my favorite guys. He has always been a team player and never complains. And not to forget the experience he brings to practice. His springs will show the new guys what it is like playing against him in the SEC plus he will get minutes.



  10. Jay-cool
    11:33 pm April 19, 2016 Permalink

    I hope Lee comes back for leadership purposes. We will need some with all the new faces. Plus Marcus is a great role player. Would be great to see him on Senior night.