Lee Makes Impact In First Game for Cass

Tuesday's game against Detroit Northwestern couldn't have come sooner for Cass Tech's Ray Lee. After transferring from Dearborn Heights Robichaud, Lee had to sit out the first semester due to MHSAA transfer rules.

Tuesday's game against Detroit Northwestern couldn't have come sooner for Cass Tech's Ray Lee. After transferring from Dearborn Heights Robichaud, Lee had to sit out the first semester due to MHSAA transfer rules.

"It was tough to sit out, it didn't feel good at all. But rules are rules and I had to follow them," states the 6-2 sophomore guard.

Lee is one of the top players in Michigan, and despite having to sit out the first semester he was only one of two sophomores ranked in the Detroit News preseason list of top 25 players.

So Tuesday's game was highly anticipated for Lee who was more than ready to show off his game. "I've been real eager to play. I was both excited and even nervous for the first few minutes," claimed Lee.

If Lee was nervous you couldn't tell by his play. Just moments into the game Lee stretched out and caught an ally-oop from freshman teammate DeAndre Johnson.

"We were able to get out to a fast start, and once the game got going I just played my game," said Lee. Lee's game translated into a 20 point, 9 assist, and 5 rebound performance as Cass routed Northwestern 74-32.

"It's been driving me crazy to just sit and watch my team play without me, I'm happy to finally be able to contribute to a win," smiled Lee.

One of those games that had to drive Lee crazy was Cass Tech's loss to conference rival Detroit King. In that game King applied plenty of ball pressure and forced over 20 turnovers.

"We'll play King again in February and hopefully I can help limit the turnovers and make a difference in that game. Hopefully we can keep it going and accomplish some of our team goals," stated Lee.

What exactly are those team goals?

"We feel like we can win the city championship and make it to the Breslin Center," explained Lee. "We also got Marlin Mason eligible now who transferred in. We are very deep with a blend of young players and seniors."

Cass is in second place of the PSL- Southeast for now. With King in first and Crockett in third. Cass will play Crockett on Tuesday the 26th. The top two teams will advance into the PSL playoffs.

But with Lee now at the point for Cass Tech those team goals seem a little more realistic.


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