According to college sports website Rivals.com, Lee is a four-star forward with a bevy of scholarship offers. After his performance at the Nike EYBL camp – a showcase for prospects – NCAA bluebloods Duke, Kansas and Indiana have invited Lee to play basketball for their schools.
The 6-foot, 8-inch junior has also received offers from California, Kansas State, North Carolina State, St. Mary’s, Virginia Commonwealth and San Diego State – all of whom made it to the NCAA Tournament in March. Additionally, ESPN.com shows that Lee has received scholarship offers from Florida and Missouri.
But despite the attention, Lee has kept himself grounded.
“It’s motivating,” Lee said. “Most people see it and think, ‘Oh, he’ll stop working,’ but I see that as it’s time for me to get better.”
Lee, who is currently a middle blocker for the Wolverines’ volleyball team, averaged 13.9 points, 13.9 rebounds and 9.1 blocks per game this basketball season. These numbers earned him the co-MVP title of the Bay Valley Athletic League, an honor shared with teammate Kendall Smith.
Lee said he’s not really leaning one way or the other and is just doing the research before making any kind of decision.
“I’m just looking at my options,” Lee said.
Prior to the basketball season, Lee said that Stanford and VCU were recruiting him the hardest.
Lee isn’t the only local athlete attracting national attention. Freedom safety/receiver Darrell Daniels earned a spot on ESPN’s Top 150 recruits list as the third-best prospect in the state and 52nd best overall.
Rivals.com claims that Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon St. and UCLA have all offered the reigning league football MVP a scholarship. Pac-12 power USC has also been in close contact with Daniels.