National Basketball Associaton (NBA)'s Miami Heat have announced that they have signed forward Marcus Lee. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 23-year-old power forward has secured a deal with the Heat ahead of the new 2018/19 NBA season which is scheduled to start in October 2018.
Lee has been playing college basketball for California Golden Bears and he is now an NBA player for the three-time NBA champions, Heat.
The team made the announcement on their official website:
"Lee began his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley for his senior season where he appeared in 32 games (all starts) with the Golden Bears last season and averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.3 assists and 27.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field."
"He finished eighth among the school’s all-time single-season blocks list with 52 and was the only player to start all 32 games. As a junior at Kentucky, Lee shot a single-season school record 68 percent from the field while helping the Wildcats to the SEC Championship.
"Additionally, he recently appeared in seven Summer League games (five starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action while shooting 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field," a team statement read.
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