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Ira Lee returning to the Drew League

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The Arizona forward is heading home to get some work in

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Ira Lee has an important offseason ahead of him, and he’s planning to get some work in at the Drew League this summer.

Lee announced Saturday that he is “back in the Drew tomorrow.”

The Drew League is a reputable pro-am league based in South Central Los Angeles that features “local kids, streetball legends, and professional stars together,” according to its website.

Lee, an L.A. native, played in the Drew League last year, suiting up for the Clozers.

Sometimes NBA superstars like James Harden and Chris Paul participate. Rosters aren’t posted online and they are constantly changing, so it’s hard to tell who’s playing this year.

Nonetheless, the competition is strong and it’s a good opportunity for Lee to get some game experience in the dog days of summer.

Lee had an uneventful freshman season last year, averaging roughly two points and two rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game.

But the Arizona Wildcats’ frontcourt will be a lot thinner in 2018-19, so Lee should see an uptick in playing time, perhaps a significant one.

His ability to rebound and defend will be crucial for a team that only has one player — Chase Jeter — who is 6-foot-10 or taller.

And if Lee can polish his offensive game and avoid foul trouble on top of that, he could become one of Arizona’s best players.