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Marcus Lee Recruiting Update

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One of the fastest rising recruits in the 2013 class, PF/C Marcus Lee has arguably the most upside of any recruit in this class. The 6’9″, 215 pound big is well-regarded for his rebounding, solid, underrated passing, above-average handles, and his incredible shot blocking ability. He averages around ten blocks per game (!) and has shown his skills at Deer Valley High and with the Bay Area Hoosiers.

Marcus Lee has received offers from California, Arizona, VCU, Duke, Florida, San Diego State, St. Mary’s, Texas, UCLA, VCU, and Washington among others. The Huskies are taking a hard look at him and his intense shot blocking ability.

The four-star big man is one of the top five recruits in the region and one of the best five centers or best ten power forwards in the nation. Marcus Lee has an ESPN Scout Grade of 89 and has even more offers than the ones listed above.

Cal offered him, and it will be interesting to see how things develop going forward. Marcus Lee, also a volleyball player, is taking it easy this summer and does not have a favorite at this point.

Many big schools have interest in him- such as Washington and Texas- and it would be wise for fans to keep an eye on him, remember his name, and watch him play AAU ball. Lee is definitely the best shot blocker in this recruiting class, and he is also a solid offensive player. He fills up the stat sheet in four big categories, and Lee’s passing is quite underrated.

Here is what he said in an interview with FanSided’s basketball recruiting site Left Coast Recruiting:

What are your goals to work on, especially this summer?

Being more assertive on the offensive side, get bigger, and just have fun this summer.  You don’t need to over think anything, you just need to go out and have fun. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the now.

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