Lee glad to be back

Ira Lee missed his sophomore season due to a shoulder injury. Read on to see how it feels for him to be back, where Arizona stands in his recruitment, and more.

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon forward Ira Lee missed his entire sophomore season with a shoulder injury and is glad to finally be able to see the court again.

“It feels great,” Lee said. “I am just getting my rhythm back day by day and getting stronger.

“It’s just good to be good in this atmosphere. This is what I really missed these past six months.”

Unfortunately, the 6-foot-7, 235-pound Lee is not in the shape that he wants to be.

“Honestly, I am not in the best shape I can be in,” he said. “Before I go to these camps in stuff, I am going to be working my tail off in June 24/7.

“I want to show my motor and that I can do it all with my skill set. I want to show people I am improving.”

There are plenty of schools that Lee doesn’t have to prove anything to.

“Recruiting is going pretty well,” he said. “I have UConn, Arizona, most of the Pac-12, Auburn, and some others.

“They are all about equal how they are recruiting me. They show me good love and high interest.

“All of the schools recruited me the same when I got hurt. It shows they are committed to me and with me through the highs and lows.”

Arizona’s pitch to Lee is clear.

“Arizona feels like I can be an Aaron Gordon type with my versatility and motor,” Lee said. “I would fit in well with their offense and defense with what they do.”

Lee does not have any visit plans yet, but knows what he is looking for when the time comes.

“Coaching style, atmosphere, and education are the three main factors I am looking at,” he said.

“I don’t have plans right now, but in the next couple of weeks I will probably sit down and figure something out.”


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