The Kentucky Wildcats had a pretty disappointing 2015-16 season, losing to the Indiana Hoosiers in the Round of 32. Head coach John Calipari has already said that all draft-eligible players on his roster have declared for the NBA and it looks like big man Marcus Lee is going to be leaving in June.
Lee spoke with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and talked about his ultimate goal to end up in the NBA. He said that there is a small chance he could come back to school, but that is all there is for now.
“I haven’t hired an agent,” lee said. “Because I want to keep my eligibility just in case I decide to come back, but my plan is to go to the NBA. That’s the only goal.”
If Lee does sign with an agent, he would be the fourth Wildcat to do so, joining Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray, and Tyler Ulis. He does intend to go to the NBA and he wants everyone to know that.
“I want people to know I am serious about this,” Lee added. “I’ve talked to Coach Cal about this, and he definitely understands that I’m going to the NBA this year.”
Marcus Lee came to Kentucky as a member of their 2013 recruiting class and has been a big part of their frontcourt since then. He averaged just 6.4 points per game last season, but added on 6.0 rebounds per game.
If Lee does decide to leave for the draft, it would leave the Wildcats with just Isaac Humphries , Derek Willis and Tai Wynyard in the frontcourt. Luckily, the have Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones joining the team in the fall.
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