Its Fall Signing Day

November 12th is the start of the <b>Early Signing Period</b> for <b>Basketball </b>and other sports.<br> This year, <b>Northwestern Basketball</b> should be getting letters from 2 commits, both named <b>Lee</b>.

The Cats expect to sign two commits today, both of who came out of nowhere last Summer. NU Coach Bill Carmody expects letters from a Shooting Guard and a Small forward:
Gary Lee:
[6-6, from Northern HS in Flint Michigan]
Only an honorable mention pick in his conference last year, he went on to show his talents at the Kenucky Hoopfest last summer averaging 22 points a game.

Originally a shooting guard, he grew to 6-6 over the summer and now is projected as a Small Forward for the Wildcats.

He's tagged as a "shooter" and as we all know Bill Carmody likes "shooters.
Brandon Lee:
[6-1, 175, from Peoria High School]
He's a lefty, playing for one of the top High School programs around.  He chose NU over Wyoming and Ball State. He also had interest from Western Illinois, Southern Illinois and Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Last summer Chicago Hoops had this to say: 
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]
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.

I'd also expect him to be a big part of Peoria's continued domination of Illinois HS Basketball. Watch for Peoria to be a power again this year.
Both players are "stealth" type players who fit into the Bill Carmody recruiting pattern of looking for kids who can shoot and learn his system. As always, don't expect a big fanfare with the signings.

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