Drexel’s Damion Lee to transfer


Coach Mark Turgeon has had tremendous success on the transfer market during his tenure.

Now there’s another big fish on the market as Drexel guard Damion Lee announced his intentions to graduate and transfer and Maryland could be interested. Lee will be eligible to play immediately, much like Richaud Pack was this season for the Terrapins.

Lee averaged 21.4 points-per-game and 6.4 rebounds-per-game for the Dragons this season. The junior guard was leading the CAA in scoring before suffering a right-hand fracture late in the season.

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Lee hails from Baltimore and played on the now-defunct D.C. Assault AAU team with current Terps Melo Trimble and Damonte Dodd, so there’s plenty of connections to Maryland. With guard Dez Wells graduating, there will be a void at the guard position.

Obviously, the likes of Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley can help fill that void in an admirable way. However, the addition of Lee immediately gives Maryland more of a scoring punch and would boost the bench with Nickens and Wiley being the top options on the second unit.

Lee did tear his ACL, forcing him to miss most of the 2013-14 season. However, he’ll still have a long list of suitors for his services. Expect Maryland to be in the hunt given Turgeon’s success on the transfer market in the past.

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