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HBU adds 6'6" Darius Lee to Recruiting Class

POSTED: June 16, 2020 -- 12:04 p.m. CT

Tuesday, HBU Head Men's Basketball Coach Ron Cottrell announced the addition of Darius Lee to a National Letter of Intent to join the Huskies' basketball team.

"We cap this year's recruiting class with the addition of another true winner both on and off the court," Cottrell said. "Darius Lee is a highly accomplished player, who earned First-Team NJCAA All-America and Conference and Region Player of the Year awards, while leading his SUNY Sullivan team to a pandemic-shortened season record of 28-2."

Lee, 6'6", 230-pound wing from Harlem, NY, played two seasons at SUNY Sullivan and prepped at St. Raymond High School for Boys.

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Lee averaged 18.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 block and 1.3 steals per game during the 2019-20 campaign. He shot 61.1 percent from the field, 26.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free-throw line. As a freshman at Sullivan, he averaged 14.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game to claim Mid-Hudson Conference and Region XV First-Team accolades, as well as Region XV Tournament MVP. In his senior season at St. Raymond, Lee averaged 16.5 points per game.

Lee joins HBU's previous signees: 6'1" guard Jade Tse from Queens, NY; 6'1" guard Tay Boothman from Buckeye, Arizona; 6'2" guard Brycen Long from Gilbert, AZ; 6'6" wing Pedro Castro from Fort Worth, TX; and 6'7" forward Cameron Hart from Lufkin, TX.

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