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Marcus Lee is taking his talents overseas

(Photo: Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former University of Kentucky big man Marcus Lee is off to another country for the next phase of his professional basketball career. Lee signed a deal with Aris Thessaloniki, his agency announced Wednesday afternoon.

Aris B.C., as it is known in Greek basketball circles, is one of the most successful Greek basketball programs of all time. The club is based out of Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, and it has 10 Greek League championships, but none since winning seven straight from 1984-1991.

Lee spent last season in the NBA G League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the affiliate of the Miami Heat organization. He averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 19 games played.

Let’s celebrate his new job and new country by watching that time he caught a lob off the backboard from Tyler Ulis at South Carolina:

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Marcus Lee is taking his talents overseas

  1. UKinIN
    5:02 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

    I guess there isn’t a professional men’s volleyball league?

  2. Kendrick
    5:27 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink


    • nocode96
      6:44 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink


  3. Cmart0907
    6:52 pm September 11, 2019 Permalink

    Defensive monster. Just never worked on his offense or physique.

  4. CatsfaninFL
    8:37 am September 12, 2019 Permalink

    I would have loved to see that team had Dakari stayed. I get it… everyone thought Skal was the next big thing, but man with Dalari at 5 on that team it would have been one helluva year. Still one of my fav underrated games of the Cal era (even though he was only in this game for like 2 minutes… haha).