Marcus Lee did not have the kind of showing he hoped to have at the NBA Draft Combine.
Ever since the combine drills and workouts began, Lee has not only struggled to stand out, but did poorly in the 5-on-5 competition.
Bottom 5 in PER at yesterday's #NBACombine (starting with lowest): Daniel Hamilton, Isaiah Cousins, Marcus Lee, Malik Newman, Melo Trimble— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 13, 2016
Marcus Lee fumbled away an offensive chance under the basket. Just cannot imagine him coming out of this process confident he gets drafted.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) May 13, 2016
The All-Go-Back-To-School Team: Melo Trimble, Nigel Hayes, Caleb Swanigan, Marcus Lee, Dedric Lawson, Troy Williams, Justin Jackson— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 13, 2016
That's not your moneymaker, Marcus. pic.twitter.com/jLVNzX6V4X— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) May 13, 2016
The good news is that Lee is totally fine if and when he ends up in the NBA Developmental League. He's also loyal to UK and never thought of transferring to another school this offseason.
Marcus Lee said he never considered graduating and transferring to play his final year elsewhere. It was always return to UK or enter draft.— WKYT Sports (@wkytsports) May 13, 2016
Marcus Lee on possibility of winding up in the D-League: "I see it as just another step and it's totally fine and normal."— WKYT Sports (@wkytsports) May 13, 2016
At this point, Lee has yet to make a full commitment to staying in the draft, but everything he's saying suggests his mind is already be made up.