Marcus Lee is an exceptional athlete with fabulous body control and loves to blaze up and down the court. He’s an exceptional finisher in transition and surprisingly nimble for a post player. He showed off an impressive drop step one hander and uses his long reach to rebound and block shots.”
Aaron Beach, Dawgman.com via Scout.com (July 30th 2012)
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY
As of October 2011 Deer Valley’s High’s Marcus Lee was a relatively unknown 3-star Power Forward on the fringe of the recruiting scene. Lee’s Northern California campus sits in the city of Antioch (’10 pop. 102,000) and at the onset of the ’11-’12 Wolverines’ season would have barely registered a blip on the radar for most basketball scouts. Eight months later, and Lee rates a 4-star via Rivals.com, has skyrocketed to the #33 spot in the Class of ’13 and is among the most sought after big men in the country. Lee holds offers from much of the West coast, Duke, Kansas and recently spoke with representatives of the University of Kentucky. The “potential” label appears near Lee’s name as much if not more than that of any player in his Class. An exceptional overall athlete, Lee also carries clout on the HS Volleyball circuit. The 6’10 Middle Blocker registered 306 Kills
(’11-’12) for the 37-4 Deer Valley team. Similar to Long Beach Poly’s 4-star Power forward (and previously profiled) Jordan Bell
, ’10 Center Angelo Chol, and ’12 Power forward Skylar Spencer
, Lee’s path to national prominence was paved by his efforts as a defensive stopper. Bell’s name will again appear in this piece as similarities between the two abound.