Lee sees Arizona, next up is Louisville

Damion Lee finished up his visit to Arizona and now is on to Louisville. How'd the trip to Arizona go? Scout caught up with Lee to get the latest.

Damion Lee, one of the best available transfers on the board, began the visit portion of his recruitment on Friday.

Lee, who cut his list of schools to Arizona, Gonzaga, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland, started things off in Tucson (Ariz.) with Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats.

“It was cool,” Lee said of the visit. “It was real nice. The people there were great and the coaching staff is great. Just the whole atmosphere and west coast is laid back. It was cool hanging out with some of their guys.”

What was Arizona’s pitch to Lee, who averaged 21.4 points a game at Drexel last year?

“Really just the same thing,” he said. “Come in and contribute and help their young guys out and be a leader and expect to score and expect to produce at a high level. They are playing against high-level competition. That was really it.”

Lee, a 6-foot-6 wing, said the atmosphere and the demeanor of the people in the area was among the things that stood out to him about his visit.

“Of course the weather and just I think more so how everything is laid back,” he responded when asked about the visit. “There are good people there as well. The people there are great and very supportive of UA. Even when I walking around campus people were saying my name and I was only there for two days.”

Next up for Lee is a visit to Louisville. He arrived in Louisville late Sunday afternoon and will be there until Tuesday. Then Lee has an in-home visit with Gonzaga scheduled for Wednesday evening. He's yet to schedule visits with Maryland and Marquette.

“I’m still going to coordinate that with my mom with her work schedule,” Lee told Scout. “I got to make sure that, that coordinates together. We’ll start setting up those other visits.”

Lee is graduate transfer with one year of eligibility. He will be able to play next season.


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