Drexel Dragons guard Damion Lee will graduate from the school in June allowing him the ability to transfer elsewhere for his final year of eligibility.
Lee, who missed the final three games of the season with a broken right hand, was leading the CAA in scoring prior to injury. The 6-foot-6 guard racked up 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game for a Dragons team that struggled to an 11-21 record. Despite the horrific season, Lee displayed to opposing programs that he can score on some of the top programs in the country, instantly making him one of the top transfers available on this year’s market as well as a hot commodity for any program in need of a scoring punch.
There are several red flags as Lee has a long history of injuries and missed the entire 2013-14 season with a torn ACL that earned him a medical redshirt. The extra year, however, provides Lee an excellent opportunity to prove himself against some of the top competition which could catapult him up NBA teams’ draft boards for the 2015 NBA Draft.
The Baltimore, Maryland native has been linked to the Maryland Terrapins and star guard Melo Trimble, who Lee was teammates with while playing for the DC Assault AAU team. Meanwhile, the Terrapins only major loss from their highly ranked 2014 team is shooting guard Dez Wells, and Lee would be an ideal fit to fill Wells’ scoring and leadership vacancies. The Terrapins have also received a recent commitment from top recruit Diamond Stone and the addition of Lee could make Maryland a major National Championship favorite.
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