Marcus Lee takes pride in not fitting into an easily defined box

Marcus Lee - original phot by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Marcus Lee - original phot by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Marcus Lee – original phot by Chet White | UKAthletics.com

When Marcus Lee chose to attend Kentucky, he expected to be challenged on the basketball court. He did not necessarily expect that challenge as a volleyball player.

Lee, who was a standout volleyball and basketball player at Deer Valley High School in the Bay Area, spent some time working out with the UK women’s volleyball team this summer.

“My first time going against them I thought it was just going to be me dominating a whole bunch of girls, ’cause that’s kind of just what we think. And then I came in there, I got one huge kill and then they were like, ‘Oh, OK,’ ” Lee said in a one-on-one interview with KyForward in September. “Instead of backing off, they kind of went straight back at me. They never really backed down from me, which I loved.”

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