Russ Lee (basketball)

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Russ Lee
No. 21, 11
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1950-01-27) January 27, 1950 (age 64)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Hyde Park (Boston, Massachusetts)
College Marshall (1969–1972)
NBA draft 1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro playing career 1972–1974
Career history
19721974 Milwaukee Bucks
1974 New Orleans Jazz
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Russell E. "Russ" Lee (born January 27, 1950) is a former American basketball player who played three seasons in the NBA. He played college basketball for the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Collegiate career[edit]

Lee played four seasons with the Marshall University Thundering Herd, with whom he averaged 23.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.[1] In 1985, he was inducted into the Marshall Hall of Fame,[2] and in 2003 he had his number retired.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Lee was drafted sixth overall in the 1972 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he played two seasons averaging 2.6 points per game coming off the bench. His best season for the Bucks was his rookie season, when he averaged 2.8 points per game.

Before the start of the 1974-1975 NBA season, Lee was traded to the New Orleans Jazz with a 1975 NBA Draft first round pick for Steve Kuberski and a second round pick in 1975. Lee would play only 15 games for the Jazz, averaging 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game before being cut and opting to retire.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Russ is older brother of Ron Lee, former All American basketball player at the University of Oregon and 1978 NBA steals leader. Russ has a brother who played basketball at Marshall University as well named, Eugene.[5]

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