|Malcolm Lee is an early-entry candidate for the 2011 NBA Draft after spending three seasons with UCLA. This past season, he averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2 apg for the Bruins. Lee was also picked to the All-Pac-10 first-team and was selected to a spot on the Pac-10s All-Defensive team.|
|What they're saying:
Draft Express: Lee is clearly at his best when he can get out in transition and utilize his athleticism in the open court, where he has the ability to lead the break or fill the lanes as a finisher. He seems much more comfortable handling the ball in the open court, and he shows better court vision than he does when he's handling the ball in traffic.
ESPN: The junior is an interesting prospect. For the past two preseasons, scouts have had him as mid-first-rounder, but his play during the season has disappointed. Lee is quick, has great size for his position, and has become a lockdown defender. But his lack of a jumpshot, poor game management and overall lack of success the past two seasons at UCLA have puzzled scouts. Right now, he's a likely second-round pick if he stays in the draft.
NBADraft.net: A combo guard with good quickness and length Getting out in transition is his strong suit, as he has a long stride and can change direction without losing speed A decent athlete, he has the ability to finish with an improving mix of moves around the basket Using his length he can extend to the rim and complete plays with both hands He is showing a better understanding of how to shield the ball and absorb contact by using his body on drives His quick first step and long strides make him a dangerous slasher, and he has the ability to turn the corner and find the gaps in the defence when getting to the hoop He handles the ball well and can make moves in the open court that allow him to create space and separation Shows a nice repertoire of moves of the dribble as well, and he knows how to get his defender off balance in order to get separation Moves fairly well without the ball, reading the spacing on the weakside and cutting to the basket with well timed cuts Has continued to work on his shot, and improvements are evident in his percentages He has a nice defensive package and his understanding of positioning allows him to make plays within the team concept ... His length and lateral quickness are also tools which will allow him to defend both guard positions at the next level
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