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Lee to return to UK for sophomore season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) -- Freshman forward Marcus Lee will return to the Kentucky men's basketball program for the 2014-15 season, it was announced Friday.

Ive really enjoyed my college experience and Im looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player," Lee said. "Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year.

The 6-foot-9 forward was called upon in Kentuckys Final Four run and he answered the call with a 10-point, eight-rebound, two-block performance in the Elite Eight against Michigan. He finished the tournament shooting 70 percent from the field and was named to the Midwest Regional All-Tournament team.

I'm excited for Marcus and think hes barely scratched the surface of what hes capable of, head coach John Calipari said.  In addition to his athleticism and the energy level he brings, the experience he gained in the NCAA Tournament this year will be immeasurable for us next season.

The Antioch, Calif., native tallied 17 points in UKs season-opener against UNC Asheville and pulled down a then-career-high six rebounds against Northern Kentucky.

The NBA Early Entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, April 27.

Information courtesy UK Athletics



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