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Marcus Lee to visit Cal and likely commit, per report

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It looks like Marcus Lee will have a new home very soon.

One week from the day Lee announced he would transfer from UK, the former Kentucky Wildcats big man will visit Califonia. According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein

Lee is coming off the best season of his UK career as a junior in 2015-16. He recorded career highs in points per game (6.4), rebounds per game (6.0) and total blocks (59).

That kind of production would have been very welcome to a talented but young UK squad next year, but Lee instead wants a retreat back to the state of California, where he's spent nearly all of his life outside his three years in Lexington.

Assuming Lee goes through with this and commits to Cal as Rothstein reports, the big man will have to sit out the 2016-17 season before playing his final collegiate season in 2017-18. That's probably not a bad thing since star big man Ivan Rabb will be the main focus this season when it comes to Cal's frontcourt.

Then Lee can take on a big role next season and finish off his college basketball career in style.