* Good defender
* Hard worker
* High character guy
* Needs to consistently knock down open shots
* Has to get stronger
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.
Lee was chosen a first-team All-Pac-10 player and also earned a spot on the league's All-Defensive team.
18.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.3 tpg, 1.1 spg, 34.1 mpg, .503 FG, .420 3PT, .796 FT
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:
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.
|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).|