"I've told the NC State coaches that I'm coming," said Lee. "It really came down to family for me. I've been out at New Mexico and now I can come back closer to home and play around my family.
"The State coaches were real excited. Coach Gottfried was happy... coach Moxley. It let me know how much they wanted me."
One of the top junior college players in the country, Lee averaged 20.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. The 6-foot-4 guard shot 43.3% from the field, 76.8% from the free throw line, and 33% from three.
He also turned it on late in the year for New Mexico Junior College.
"Des was great down the stretch for us," said New Mexico JC head coach James Miller. "We had to win three games to make the national tournament, and he came up big. He had over 20 points for us in each of the first two game, and in the final game he didn't score as much but made big plays. He does a great job of getting in the lane and passing it out, and our guys made shots.
"Then in the national tournament we played Northwest Florida and actually dominated the game for 35 minutes... we let it get away and lost it in overtime. I think he had 22 points and 11 rebounds in that game. He played great."
Lee's play led to interest and scholarship offers from several schools, including Creighton, Miami, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado State, Duquesne, NC State, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Washington, and Illinois among others.
Pack Pride will have more on Lee's decision in the near future so stay tuned!