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Wildcat Quickies: Marcus Lee Salute Edition

Farewell to a true Wildcat off the court. Incoming Wildcats get their number. A sneak peek at the new football training facility. More UK stories worthy of an ESPN 30 for 30. More.

Marcus Lee's UK career appears to be over after the big man announced his plans to transfer on Wednesday.

While Lee hasn't made quite the impact on the court we had all hoped, he's been a superstar where it counts most with the work he's done in community helping others less fortunate. He's been the definition of what it means to be a Wildcat there, and hopefully he'll continue to be that on his new ventures.

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With neither NBA nor UK promising a bright future, Lee decides to transfer - Lexington Herald-Leader
Marcus Lee decided to transfer from Kentucky to a school closer to his Antioch, Calif., home. Concerns about playing time at UK and going undrafted may have contributed to his decision. “I don’t know what the better alternative was, to be honest,” said ESPN draft guru Chad Ford.

Relationship with Mitchell Lures HOFer Dunn from Retirement - UK Wildcats News
For two years, Lin Dunn was a happily retired Hall of Famer. The college coaching legend and 2012 WNBA champion served as consultant for Matthew Mitchell during the 2015-16 season, and as a tumultuous offseason for UK Hoops played out, she continued be a close confidant for Mitchell.

Isaiah Briscoe withdrawing from NBA Draft benefits himself and Kentucky -
The 6-foot-3 guard had a tough pre-draft decision after an up-and-down freshman year. Sure, he's not going to be playing his best position in college regularly next season, meaning NBA teams will always have questions. But if he can develop his jumper, that would open up the rest of his game and really make him a valuable two-way player in the pros.

Another sneak peek at the new football training facility - Kentucky Sports Radio
@UKStoopsTroops shared some pictures on Twitter and SnapChat Wednesday morning morning of UK Football’s new training facility.

Freshmen announce jersey numbers -
Most of Kentucky’s star-studded incoming freshman class took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce what jersey number they each will wear next season.

Kentucky’s new assistant coaches have strong bonds, common goal - Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky’s three new assistant coaches, Niya Butts, Kyra Elzy and Lin Dunn, have a strong bond and a common goal of helping Matthew Mitchell turn things back around at UK.

UK Women’s Golfer Hack Qualifies for 2016 U.S. Women’s Open - UK Wildcats News
UK golfer Anna Hack is headed to the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open in July after qualifying for the world’s premier golf championship during a sectional qualifier in St. Louis on Tuesday.

8 more UK Basketball stories worthy of an ESPN “30 for 30” - Kentucky Sports Radio
Last week, word broke that ESPN is working on a "30 for 30" special about John Calipari. However, there are other events in Kentucky basketball history that might also be worthy of one.

Duke Blue Devils to host Michigan State Spartans in ACC/Big Ten Challenge - ESPN
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be highlighted by Duke's tilt with Michigan State and Indiana's showdown with North Carolina.

UCLA's Under Armour deal for $280 million is the biggest in NCAA history - LA Times
UCLA gets record $280 million in apparel deal with Under Armour. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen took to Instagram, writing: “We’re still amateurs though … Gotta love non-profits #NCAA.”

Bran Stark has a sweet message for all of us, after what happened to Hodor - Mashable
Actor Isaac H. Wright of Game of Thrones, tweeted a photo of himself and actor Kristian Nairn, also known as Hodor, with an inspiring message.

7 X-Men Videos You Need to Check Out - Best of the Web - IGN Video
What do X-Men toys, brutal cats & mechanized Wolverine claws have in common? We're celebrating these fun X-Men fan videos & more.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr denies Steph Curry injured - ESPN
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Steph Curry, who sprained his MCL in the first round, might not be "where he needs to be," but he is not injured.

Oppo Foldable Smartphone Rumors and News - Digital Trends
Oppo has been rumored to be working on a foldable smartphone since August 2015. It runs Android and has a 7-inch display that can fold in half.

Teen audience goes beserk over dude's 15-second water bottle performance - Mashable
Contestant in a senior talent show gets a standing ovation for his 15-second performance.