|Lee while playing for the 2012 Under 20s Queensland side|
18 September 1992 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||196 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb)|
Born and raised in Brisbane, Lee began playing rugby league at age 12 for Easts Mount Gravatt. A keen basketball player in his youth, Lee represented the Brisbane Bullets development squad before deciding to focus on rugby league. He is the cousin of NBA basketball player, Patty Mills. Lee is an Indigenous Australian of Torres Strait Islander descent.
In 2010, Lee was playing rugby league in Brisbane's division two competition for Mt Gravatt, situated in the Brisbane Broncos official catchment area, when he was spotted by Souths Logan Magpies scout Brian Edwards. Edwards recruited Lee to the Magpies under 20s squad. After just 8 games, Edwards contacted Canberra Raiders development officer David Hamilton, who signed Lee to play for the Raiders Toyota Cup side for 2011.
In his first season for the Raiders under 20s side, Lee played 14 games, scoring 5 tries, playing wing, second row and off the bench. In 2012, Lee was rewarded for his pre-season efforts with an inclusion in the Raiders first grade trial against the Melbourne Storm, in which he scored a try. In March 2012, he re-signed with Canberra for a further 2 years, until the end of the 2014 NRL season. Lee cemented his spot in the centres for the Raiders under 20's in 2012, scoring 11 tries in their first 10 games. One of the form players to start the year, Lee was called up to represent Queensland in the inaugural Under 20's State of Origin. Lee scored 2 tries in the loss to New South Wales.
Later in 2012, Lee made his first grade debut on the wing for Canberra in their round 12, 36-18 loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. In his third first grade game, Lee scored his first and second NRL try in Canberra's round 14, 32-16 win over the Newcastle Knights.
Edrick Lee was listed on the 23rd of September are Lifestyle Uncuts Top Ten Youngsters in the NRL, alongside players such as Nathan Green and Paul Carter.