Before the NBA Draft Combine, Marcus Lee was dead set on staying in the draft; however, Lee was one of — if not the — worst performers at the Combine, throwing his decision back into flux. The rising senior canceled his remaining team workouts and, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, his decision to stay in school or stay in the draft “could go either way.”
Over the weekend, 247 Sports’ Kevin Flaherty broke down the pros and cons of Lee’s decision, which he says is definitely not an easy one to make.
“Lee is listed as extra here because I’m just not sure he has a great choice no matter which way he goes. Lee was statistically the worst performer at the NBA Scouting Combine, yet if he returns to Kentucky, he runs the risk of getting buried under a highly touted crop of incoming big men, particularly Bam Adebayo. Still, there’s no doubt that Lee, who measured over 6-foot-10 with a 7-3 wingspan, but weighed only 211 pounds, needs to work on both his body and his game. He shot an amazing 82.5 percent at the rim, per Hoop-Math, but struggled everywhere else, making 22 percent of his two-point jumpers, 40.3 percent of his free throws and not attempting a three. If nothing else, returning to Kentucky allows him to compete against some high-quality bigs while continuing to develop.”
Lee has until Wednesday at midnight to decide. What do you think he should do?