- position Forward
- height 6-9
- Weight 215
- class Freshman
- Hometown Antioch, Calif.
- High school Deer Valley
Sophomore: Named to the SEC Community Service Team for his accomplishments away from the basketball court … Second-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Saw action in all 39 games for the Wildcats … Posted career highs in points per game, rebounds per game, minutes per game and field-goal percentage in 2014-15 … Averaged 2.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and blocked 27 shots … Shot a team-best 64.4 percent from the field … Made at least half his shots in 20 of the 26 games he attempted a shot in … Posted four points and five rebounds, including a jaw-dropping alley-oop dunk over teammate Devin Booker, in the win over No. 20 West Virginia … Had a career-high-tying eight rebounds in addition to six points vs. Auburn at Rupp Arena … Scored eight points and grabbed a team-high five boards in a win over Alabama at home … Blocked a career-high-tying four shots at South Carolina … Produced a balanced seven-point, six-rebound game in just 12 minutes in the home victory over Vanderbilt … Notched eight points on a perfect 4-for-4 day against No. 21 North Carolina … Scored a season-high 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in just 13 minutes of play against Eastern Kentucky … Opened the season with three straight performances of five rebounds or more.
Freshman: Midwest Region NCAA All-Tournament Team … Saw action in 25 games and made four starts in his freshman season … Averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game … Earned Midwest Region NCAA All-Tournament team accolades after pouring in 10 points and hauling in eight rebounds in a Sweet 16 win over Michigan … Tallied four points on two dunks in UK’s 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four … Delivered his best performance of the season to help UK advance past Michigan in the Elite Eight, scoring 10 points, grabbing eight boards, including seven offensive, and swatting two shots in 15 minutes of action … Had a put-back dunk in two minutes of a win over LSU … Scored on a dunk in nine minutes of action vs. Missouri … Scored on a put-back and added a rebound in a win over Georgia … Had an assist in the win over Mississippi State … Tallied 10 points and three blocks in UK’s win over UT Arlington … Made his first career start against Robert Morris … Pulled down six rebounds in UK’s win over Northern Kentucky … Ranked second on the team with 17 points in collegiate debut vs. UNC Asheville … Scored three points and added a pair of rebounds in a win over Transylvania … Sunk a pair of free throws and added two rebounds in three minutes of action in a win over Montevallo.
Notched 17.7 points, 19.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks per game in his senior season at Deer Valley … Also an exceptional volleyball player who helped lead his team to a sectional title as a senior … Averaged 13.9 points, 13.1 rebounds, 9.1 blocks and 1.3 steals as a junior … In his first AAU competition he registered a triple-double that was highlighted by 11 blocked shots … Ranked as the No. 17 overall player and the No. 5 power forward in his class by Rivals … ESPNU Recruiting had him rated as the No. 30 overall prospect and the ninth-best power forward … Scout had him tabbed as the No. 40 overall player and the No. 3 center … Joined teammates Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle and James Young at the Jordan Brand and McDonald’s High School All-America games.
Son of Sherri and Ronnie Lee … Born Sept. 14, 1994 in San Francisco … Has three brothers, Bryan, Robert and Chris … Chose Kentucky over Cal, Louisville and Duke … Selected No. 00 because he loves double numbers and because teammate Alex Poythress already had his favorite number of 22 … He has pregame superstitions, but says one of his superstitions is that he can’t tell anyone what his superstitions are … If he wasn’t a basketball player, he would be a volleyball player or an advertiser for a tech company … He lists his mom and his brother Bryan as his life’s greatest influences.