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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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