UTEP Basketball Signs Desmond Lee


POSTED: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 6:34pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:53am

Desmond Lee, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Norfolk, Va., has signed a national letter of intent and will join the UTEP basketball team for the 2010-11 season.

Lee was a teammate of another UTEP signee, forward Michael Haynes, last season at Heat Academy in Martinsville, Va. Lee averaged 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, leading Heat Academy to a 36-4 record and no. 4 national ranking by USPrepBasketball.com.

He was a two-sport star at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va., playing basketball and football. Lee averaged 16 points, five rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals as a senior during the 2008-09 season. He helped the Bookers reach the Group AAA state tournament for the third time in four years.

He averaged 13.1 points his junior year. He was a two-time first team All-District player and a two-time All-Eastern Region honoree on the hardwood.

Lee was a two-year varsity letterman in football, starting at free safety in his first season and quarterback in his second. He was a second team All-District signal-caller, throwing for 1,268 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 450 yards.

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When I
lived in VA I worked as a Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Club in Roberts Park Community, Dez was a member at the club and a regular on our Hoop it Up teams, as a youngster is was evident early that he was something special...Congrats Dez, do your thing RPP forever!

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