Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Lamarcus Lee signed with New Mexico State for the upcoming 2017-18 season NM State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans announced.
“Lamarcus is a well-rounded person and player that oozes potential,” Jans said. “He is blessed with elite athleticism and paired with a strong work ethic, which will help him become a very successful Division I student-athlete. There is no limit to Lamarcus' ceiling. I expect him to have a productive and exciting career.”
Lee joins the Aggie basketball program after spending his freshman season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The 6-2 guard led his team in scoring with 15.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting 40-percent from the floor. He’s also proficient from 3-point range, shooting 35-percent from beyond the arc in addition to his 2.5 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.
At season’s end, Lee was recognized for his standout freshman year and earned Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges Second-Team All-State honors.
The Baton Rouge, La., native scored 13 points in his collegiate debut on the road against Holmes and followed up with 15 points against Mississippi Delta before recording his first 20-point performance against Coahoma.
Lee recorded double-digit points in nine-straight games that spanned from the end of December through the end of January. He dropped a career-high 26 points during that stretch against Hinds, going 10-for-19 from the field – half of which came from 3-point range. He tied his career-high once again on Feb. 20 against Meridian, knocking down 4-of-7 from downtown to go with a perfect 8-for-8 effort at the free-throw line.
No stranger to winning, Lee led Scotlandville High School to three Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5 State Championships. Lee and the Hornets dominated district play during his prep career, capturing four-straight district titles while posting an unprecedented 43-0 record. As a senior, he was named district 4-5A’s MVP, defensive player of the year, first-team all-district and finished his high school career with an overall mark of 135-11.
Lee’s other award honors include Louisiana Sports Writers Association Second-Team honors and Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Metro selections in addition to playing in the LHSCA All-Star game.