It looks like Marcus Lee's NBA Draft plans may have taken a bit of a hit.
The junior forward was hoping to leave for the NBA this year, but it's hard to do that as an underclassman when you don't get invited to the NBA Draft Combine. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Lee did not get that invite, at least yet anyways. He also reports that freshman forward Skal Labissiere is invited to the combine.
Skal Labissiere and Elgin Cook have both been invited to the NBA Draft Combine, agent Travis King told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 30, 2016
Kentucky's Marcus Lee is on the alternate list for the NBA Draft Combine, a league source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 30, 2016
Lee, a two-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll member, played in every game during the 2015-16 season and gave UK a much-needed shot-blocking presence, not to mention a great lob-dunker. The Antioch, Calif., native recorded career highs in points, rebounds, blocks and assists and shot a team-best 68.0 percent from the floor, the best single-season field-goal percentage in school history with a minimum of 150 attempts.
Labissiere, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, played in 36 games with 18 starts for UK this past season. He averaged just 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, but is still projected to be a first-round pick in this year's NBA draft.