One of the most heavily recruited prospects from the state of California in the 2017 class is Ira Lee. Now at Prolific Prep, Lee is working to improve his game while also taking a long look at the schools recruiting him.
After transferring from Sierra Canyon earlier in the season, Lee stepped right in at Prolific Prep, and he says things are going well with the help of some talented teammates.
“I think I have adjusted well to the team,” said Lee. “Josh (Jackson) and Vance (Jackson) are teaching me a lot, so things are going well.”
He continued, “I am just trying to show my all-around game, and show that I am good inside and outside, and just rebound like I usually do.”
On the recruiting trail five schools seem to be prioritizing Lee at the moment.
“USC, California, Arizona, Oregon, and Texas are the schools I am mainly hearing from,” said Lee.
Oregon dispatched an assistant to watch Lee at Flyin to the Hoop in Dayton, Ohio while USC boss Andy Enfield was also there.
About USC, Lee said, “My dad went there, and they were my first offer. They have been showing me a lot of love since day one.”
When it comes to Oregon, Lee responded, “Oregon, I text with the coach from time to time. We stay in touch and we have a normal relationship.”
Now going to high school in Northern California, Lee is closer than ever to California, and he says he is building a good relationship with the coaching staff.
“Cal, they call me every day,” said Lee. “They keep in good contact and come out and see me as much as they can, so I have a good relationship with them.”
Arizona has been on Lee for a while, and he says he continues to stay in contact with them.
“Arizona is obviously a great program,” said Lee. “I stay in touch with the coaching staff a lot and they have been out to see me a bunch this year.”
When it comes to Shaka Smart and Texas, Lee said, “I like how they play fast. I text with their coaches and I think I would fit in well with their style of play.”
For now Lee is just in the process of gathering information about all of the schools recruiting him, but he does know what he is looking for in a program.
“I look for a good coaching style and how they play, and also I want to go to a place that will give me a good education,” said Lee.