Marcus Lee

Height: 6-10

Weight: 220

College: California

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 9/14/1994

 

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

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

Tremendous athlete

Rock solid motor

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

SB Nation’s Article on Marcus Lee

Games Scouted:

11/20/17 California vs. Wichita State

4/13/18 Day 3 of the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational