Russ Lee (basketball)
January 27, 1950 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Hyde Park (Boston, Massachusetts)|
|NBA draft||1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1974||New Orleans Jazz|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Lee played four seasons with the Marshall University Thundering Herd, with whom he averaged 23.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. In 1985, he was inducted into the Marshall Hall of Fame, and in 2003 he had his number retired.
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.
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.