The star of the Central show was Shaun Livinston who's entertaining offers from Duke, NC State, Arizona, and others. But Lee also chipped in 12 points in the win that earned Central a #15 ranking in The Insiders.com Fab 50.
Most of the Peoria Central players also play AAU, and this summer it was Brandon Lee's turn to shine.
Enter Northwestern Head Coach Bill Carmody who reportedly entertained Brandon Lee this weekend on an unofficial visit after offering a scholarship recently.
Comparing the two guards, Chicago Hoops said this about Brandon:
Where Livingston brings flair to the game, Brandon Lee also is a backcourt wizard, but without the mustard on the hotdog.So Brandon Lee appears to be more of defensive specialist, but he also plays point guard, and at 6-1 that's probably where he'd play in the Big 10.
A quick, hard worker, Lee is a silent assassin that will get the job done, proceed off the court in a businesslike manor, and tuck the win quietly in his pocket. Lee averaged 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals a game this past year as a sophomore starter on Manual's varsity team. [Frank Rusnak - Chicago Hoops]
If he takes the Northwestern offer and plays as advertised, Lee would be a good "down the road" replacement for T.J. Parker after he graduates. He might even be able to redshirt and really learn the BC NU offense, and its ball handling tricks from T.J. and Jitim Young.
Brandon also has offers from Wyoming and Ball State, and has heard from Western Illinois, Southern Illinois and Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Northwestern did get a positive vote from Brandon's father, Fred, an assistant coach at Manual HS in Peoria...
A good thing about Northwestern is academics outweigh the athletics. [Fred Lee - pjstar.com]Who knows, he may have already committed.
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