Future Cat Marcus Lee invited to McDonald’s All-American Game

Marcus Lee

signee has been selected to play in the McDonald’s Game, his high school coach told the Herald-Leader on Thursday.  Lee, a 6-foot-9 senior from California, is averaging about 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks per game this season.

Deer Valley Coach LeChet Phillips shared the news with Lee’s family Thursday morning.

“They’re excited — extremely excited,” Phillips said. “It’s been a heck of a journey for him and this was one of his goals. And to achieve it, that says a lot.”

Lee moved up 18 spots in the updated player rankings earlier this week and is now rated as the No. 21 overall prospect in the class of 2013. He was billed as more of a project when he first committed to Kentucky, but Lee has shown considerable improvement over the past few months.

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