LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has announced that freshman forward Marcus Lee will return for his sophomore season, joining sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein in bypassing the NBA draft for another year with the Wildcats.
Forward Julius Randle, 7-footer Dakari Johnson and twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison will announce whether they will turn pro soon. Guard James Young announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-9 Lee was a key part of Kentucky's Final Four run and came off the bench to contribute 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the Wildcats' Midwest Regional final victory over Michigan. In a release Friday, he said he was "looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player."
Lee returns to a frontcourt featuring Cauley-Stein and recruits Karl Towns and Trey Lyles.