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Prospect Profile

Malcolm Lee

  • Full Name: Malcolm Lee
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 200
  • Birthdate: May 22, 1990
  • College: UCLA
Chicago Bulls Round 2: Pick 43

Strengths:

  * Long
  * Athletic
  * Good defender
  * Hard worker
  * High character guy

Weaknesses:

  * Needs to consistently knock down open shots
  * Has to get stronger
 

NBA projection:
Lee is generally considered a second-round pick. If an NBA team is looking for a true combo guard that isn't afraid to defend Lee would fit in well.

2010-11 Season:
Lee was chosen a first-team All-Pac-10 player and also earned a spot on the league's All-Defensive team.

Key statistics:
18.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.3 tpg, 1.1 spg, 34.1 mpg, .503 FG, .420 3PT, .796 FT

Cool statistic:
Lee took on some of the highest-scoring perimeter players in the country and shut them down for the most part. He held BYU's Jimmer Fredette to 2-of-8 from 3-point range, and limited Washington State"s Klay to 6-of-17 from the floor.

Reminds me of:
Derek Fisher

What Insiders Say:
UCLA coach Ben Howland
"Number one, he's extremely athletic. Malcolm is very fast. He has great lateral quickness and has great a great motor, really plays hard. It's something he's always done. And he really follows his assignments well. You know, he knows what he's supposed to be doing. He never loses focus, never relaxes away from the ball. I've said he's the best defender at his position in the country, and I really believe that. And it's exciting."

UCLA assistant coach Scott Garson
"There's one thing he can do that's special. He can guard two positions in the NBA, the point guard and the two guard. He has the discipline to chase Ray Allen around screens, and the quickness to try and stay in front of Chris Paul, which obviously isn't easy to do."

What Outsiders Say:
BYU coach Dave Rose
"I thought defensively they did a really good job of making it hard for our half court options, for the sets that we run. Most of the baskets we scored tonight the guys had to make plays ... that's probably as physical as we've been guarded with size all year."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

UCLA
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2008-09 29 10.7 38 76 .500 10 24 .417 1.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 92 3.2
2009-10 32 34.8 133 308 .432 96 136 .706 4.4 3.1 1.1 0.3 388 12.1
2010-11 33 33.1 141 323 .437 112 144 .778 3.1 2.0 0.7 0.2 433 13.1
Totals 94 26.7 312 707 .441 218 304 .717 3.0 2.0 0.8 0.2 913 9.7
Three-point field goals: 2008-09, 6-for-20 (.300); 2009-10, 26-for-103 (.252); 2010-11, 39-for-132 (.295). Totals: 71-for-255 (.278).

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