The Louisville Cardinals have filled another void for next season. Evan Daniels has reported that Drexel transfer Damion Lee has decided to finish his career at the University of Louisville, where he will have one year of eligibility remaining. After hearing from many schools, around 70 or 80 according to Lee, he narrowed his list down to five. Ultimately, Lee chose the Cards over Arizona, Maryland, Gonzaga, and Marquette.
This past season, Lee averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals in 38.1 minutes per game. If he did one thing very well, it was get to the free throw line. He was 173-195 from the line for 88.7%. Looking at Louisville’s stats this past season, Montrezl Harrell led the Cards in attempts with 191. Terry Rozier led the team in makes with 139. Lee beat both of those. Yes, it was at Drexel, but the point is he took the ball to the rim and knocked down his free throws when he got there.
He is listed as a shooting guard, but is also said to be able to play some of the small forward position. At 6’6 and 220 pounds, that sounds about right.
Lee joins another transfer, Trey Lewis, as guys who could very well come in and start right away for the Cardinals next season. Either way, this team has gained a lot more experience (and scoring) by picking these two guys up.
Check out this video. The guy sure seems like a leader and someone I am very excited to see in a UofL uniform.