#25 Mike Lee
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6'3" 190 lbs Forward
HS: Windsor Kirkwood, NY
Born: Kirkwood, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ Pts PPG APG RPG
1970-71 So F 26 26 124 234 53.0% 105 135 77.8% 51 210 79 4 353 13.6 2.0 8.1
1971-72 Jr F 28 28 181 326 55.5% 142 171 83.0% 61 216 106 8 504 18.0 2.2 7.7
1972-73 Sr F 29 29 189 366 51.6% 116 155 74.8% 91 173 83 5 494 17.0 3.1 6.0
Career    
83
83
494
926 
53.3%
363
461
78.7%
203
599
268
17
1,351
16.3
2.4
7.2

Mike Lee was one of the best rebounding forwards, despite his small stature, and a terrific free throw shooter. He was considered a clutch player and the leader of the team. His younger brother Jimmy followed him to Syracuse two years later, and they played together for one season.

Lee led the freshman team to a 16-2 record.

He was a three year starter on the varsity, never missing a start. Part of Roys Runt's, so called because of the lack of height for the entire team (the front line of Lee, Mark Wadach and Bob Dooms were all 6'5" or shorter), Lee was a tenacious rebounder and a prolific scorer, second on the team in scoring his junior and senior years. During his junior season he made an school record 34 consecutive free throws. Against George Washington University his junior season, Lee scored a career high 34 points.

Lee was a captain of the team his senior season, and led the Orangemen to a 24-5 records and an NIT tournament bid.

Lee was an 11th round pick by the Buffalo Braves in 1973. He was the head coach at LeMoyne College from 1979 to 1982. He was the athletic director at Holy Cross School (Dewitt, NY) from 1996 to 2001.

Mike Lee was inducted into the Syracuse Hall of Fame in 2003, making him and his brother Jimmy the first duo inducted.

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