James Lee (basketball)
January 17, 1956 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Henry Clay (Lexington, Kentucky)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|1980–1981||Lehigh Valley Jets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Lee, a 6'5" swingman from Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, played college basketball for his hometown Kentucky Wildcats. He was a key player for four years and averaged 11.3 points per game on 56% shooting as the sixth man on the Wildcats' 1978 national championship team.
Coming off a championship year, Lee was drafted in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft (39th pick overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics, but never played in the NBA. Lee played for the Western Basketball Association's Tucson Gunners for one season, then played several years in the Continental Basketball Association. His best year came during the 1980–81 CBA season where Lee averaged 22.3 points per game for the Lehigh Valley Jets.
- James Lee - The Draft Review, accessed September 4, 2011
- 1983–84 Continental Basketball Association official guide, pg. 125
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