Marcus Lee withdrawing from NBA Draft, plans to transfer from UK

05/25/2016 12:20 PM

Right after Isaiah Briscoe announced his return, UK sent out a press release stating that Marcus Lee will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and will transfer from UK. Once Lee has completed his paperwork to withdraw from the draft, he will be granted a full release with no restrictions.

Here’s what Coach Cal had to say about Lee’s decision. “Marcus Lee informed us today that he is pulling his name out of the draft but has decided he is going to transfer to a school out west to be closer to his family. We talked it through together and discussed the team next season, which he said had no bearing on his decision. I also told him he was a semester away from graduating. With that said, he was still adamant that, after the combine experience, a year off and regrouping would be the best thing. As always I support my players and their decisions.”

Lee had high praise for UK, saying, “I want to thank the University of Kentucky, the basketball staff and the Big Blue Nation for supporting me over the years. I’m sorry it took me so long to come to this decision, but I’m trying to do what’s right for me and my family. I’ll always think fondly of my time at Kentucky.”

Lee averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 100 career games at Kentucky.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.

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