Men's Basketball | 07/20/2015
YUMA, AZ – After leading the Arizona Western College Matador basketball team in three’s for two straight seasons, Ron Lee Jr. will keep on draining the long ball at Central Methodist University next season. Lee signed with CMU this week to continue his playing career after graduating from Arizona Western College.
“We are very happy for Ron,” said head basketball coach Charles Harral. “He was a huge part of our program the past two seasons. We wish him future success at Central Methodist.”
Lee established himself as a deep threat in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference by knocking down 152 triples total in his two seasons. He knocked down 3.1 three-pointers per game in 29 games his freshman year. Defenses clamped down on him as a sophomore, but he still canned 2.1 three’s per game while also hitting clutch shots and sinking big free throws to close out games.
He now heads to a Central Methodist team that finished 12th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in made three’s (270) and made three’s per game (8.44). His court vision (2.8 assists per game) will also fit in with a CMU team that ranks fifth in the NAIA in assists per game.
Lee’s parents both have professional basketball experience. Ron Lee Sr. played in the NBA for six seasons and also in Europe after a Hall of Fame career at the University of Oregon. Karin Lee played professionally in Sweden.
The Matadors have now had four sophomores transfer with Lee. Ross Buchman (Fort Lewis College), Akhadj Diatta (Bristol University) and Ali Faruqbey (Idaho State University) have all signed to continue their playing careers at the next level.