2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent low post scorer
Improving playmaking skills for a big man
Fairly good rebounder
Fairly good defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
Rock solid motor
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must expand upon his low post moves
Substandard free-throw shooter
Can be a bit turnover prone
Quite raw offensively
Does not always assert himself on the glass
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can disappear for long stretches at a time
Marcus Lee is a very athletic big man that could end up being a high energy, shot blocker in the NBA. His offensive skills may still be rather unrefined, but some of that may be due to having been behind many quality big men at Kentucky.
Transferring to California was likely a step in the right direction for Lee, as he was able to assert himself more offensively, and he was able to earn an invite to Portsmouth, where he played well in the first day of the tournament.
While Lee’s collegiate career has been something of a roller-coaster ride, his blend of size, athleticism, and skill set could lend him to be a rim protector at the next level, as he could end up being a potential second round pick in 2018.