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Arizona Basketball: Arizona among five finalists for Drexel graduate transfer Damion Lee

The 6'6" G/F from Baltimore averaged 21.6 PPG in this past season

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The Arizona Wildcats are active on the graduate transfer market. They have already been linked to San Francisco's Mark TollefsenCharlotte's Mike Thorne and are now one of the top choices for Drexel's Damion Lee. According to ESPN's recruiting insider Jeff Borzello, Arizona is one of five schools that Damion Lee is considering. The others being Maryland, Gonzaga, Louisville, and Marquette:

Lee will reportedly visit Arizona on April 17th-19th and had this to say about why he's considering becoming an Arizona Wildcat (via

"They have a great coaching staff. They have some good guards that are coming in and that have been there. Just the experience and playing in the PAC-12, which is a free flowing league that is guard heavy. They have an open offense."

Lee has one year of eligibility left and is able to play immediately.

If Lee were to choose Arizona, it's likely that he'd be a starter at the small forward position over Ray Smith (assuming Stanley Johnson declares for the draft). The Wildcats would then have an extremely experienced lineup with at least three seniors, and possibly four if Gabe York were to start over Allonzo Trier.

The 6'6" G/F averaged 21.4 PPG, and 6.1 RPG last season and shot 38.5% from three.

Obviously the competition he'd face in the Pac-12 would be much better than what we saw at Drexel, so it's unlikely that he'd average the same type of numbers as he did this past year, especially in Sean Miller's balanced offense. That being said, he did have a 32 point performance against the USC Trojans in which he made eight three pointers, so it's clear that he can be a dominant scorer in this conference.

Here is a highlight video of the game in which Damion Lee scored a season-high 33 points against Northeastern: 

Oddly enough, Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in his sophomore season against Arizona in the preseason NIT (you may remember him).