March 29, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Anthony Lee, a 6-9 center from Columbia, Md., will play his final season of eligibility at Ohio State, Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced Saturday.
Lee, who played for three seasons at Temple, will graduate in May with one year of eligibility remaining. Lee did not play in 2010-11 because of a back injury. He competed the last three seasons for the Owls before electing to transfer.
Lee averaged 13.6 points and a team leading 8.6 rebounds for Temple last season. He made nearly 50 percent of his shots from the field (153-309/.495), made 1 of 3 shots from 3-point range and connected on 66 percent from the foul line (74-113). He was credited with 24 blocks, 17 steaks and 23 assists as a junior.
In 28 games last year, Lee reached double figures 22 times with a season high 23 points vs. Texas (12/7/13). He posted 11 double-doubles as a junior and recorded 12 games with 10 or more rebounds, including a season-high 14 vs. the Longhorns.
For his career, Lee has scored 853 points (9.3 ppg.) in 92 games. He owns 621 career rebounds (6.8 ppg.), 87 blocks, 41 steals and 37 assists.
A career 51 percent shooter from the field (341-667), he has gone to the foul line 267 times, making 170, for a career free throw shooting percentage of .637.
Lee started 27 of 28 games as a junior, 29 of 32 as a sophomore and 17 of 32 as a rookie following his redshirt season.
He will graduate from Temple in May before joining the Buckeyes for summer workouts.
Ohio State finished 25-10 in 2013-14 with a 10-8 record in the Big Ten Conference.