Lee narrows list to five

Damion Lee, who averaged 21.4 points a game last year for Drexel, cut his list of schools to five.

Damion Lee, one of the top available graduate transfers, informed Scout that he has cut his list down to five schools. The finalists include Arizona, Gonzaga, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland.

“With all of them it's mainly the fit,” Lee explained. “It's a goal I set for myself and what I want to accomplish for myself in the next year. All the schools meet the criteria. Those are the five main ones.”

Lee told Scout what he likes about each of the five:

Arizona: “They have a great coaching staff. They have some good guards that are coming in and that have been there. Just the experience and playing in the PAC-12, which is a free flowing league that is guard heavy. They have an open offense.”

Gonzaga: “They possibly have the best frontcourt in the nation with [Domantas] Sabonis and [Przemek] Karnowski and they lost all three of their guards this past year. Once again, they made it to the tournament and have a great coaching staff with coach [Mark] Few.”

Louisville: “Playing in arguably best conference in the ACC. Of course playing for coach [Rick] Pitino, he’s a Hall of Fame coach. The guys they are bringing, they are looking pretty good in the ACC.”

Marquette: “Wojo is a great guy and a great coach. Playing in the Big East, they are supposed to be really good this year with Henry Ellenson coming in. He’s a top five player. Luke Fischer is coming in and he’s a good big man. They have some talented freshman in.”

Maryland: “They have Melo [Trimble] and Jake [Layman] coming back and Diamond Stone coming in and the transfer Rob Carter that sat out last year. Playing in the Big Ten and they should be preseason ranked. All these teams should be preseason ranked top 25. They have pretty good point guard play too.”

Lee has already set visits to Arizona (April 17-19) and Louisville (19-21). Gonzaga will come in to see him on April 22nd. Lee told Scout that he’s not sure when he’ll make his college choice.

“I was thinking sometime in May,” he said. “I haven’t really put a definite stamp on on it. I’m thinking at the beginning of May, which gives myself the chance to take visits and see how it feels at these schools.”

Lee, a 6-foot-6 wing, is eligible to play next season.

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