Kentucky Lands Top-25 Recruit Marcus Lee

by October 18, 2012

It just keeps on getting better for Big Blue Nation. For the third consecutive week, Kentucky has landed a highly touted recruited. After receiving commitments from the top point guard and shooting guard in the class of 2013 in the Harrison twins and five-star wing in James Young, Lexington will also be home to Marcus Lee, after the 6-9 power forward made his announcement on Wednesday afternoon. From the San Jose Mercury News: “With an ESPN crew and dozens of friends, family members and classmates on hand, Deer Valley High basketball star Marcus Lee orally committed to Kentucky on Wednesday. Rated a five-star prospect by Rivals, Lee chose the defending NCAA champions over Cal during a ceremony at his school’s gymnasium. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward made his decision just days after returning from his official visit to Kentucky, where he was on hand for the program’s Midnight Madness celebration “Big Blue Madness.”At the ceremony, Deer Valley basketball coach LeChet Phillips and volleyball coach Lou Panzella both spoke to Lee’s talent and character before Lee took the floor and announced his decision. “The atmosphere (at Kentucky) is crazy,” Lee said. “Once I got there I got treated with so much love. … The coaches force-fed me love and passion. I felt like if I was going to go somewhere really far and my parents weren’t going to be there I felt I had other types of parents that were going to look out for me.” Lee’s announcement ended days of speculation by Kentucky’s rabid fan base that he was on the verge of committing to the eight-time national champions. Lee was trending nationwide on Twitter in the hour after giving his commitment.”